Freeform and ABC News’ Nightline have teamed on For Our Lives: Parkland, a documentary that follows the lives of student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL after the February 14 mass shooting. The hourlong special will air at 10 PM, April 30 on Freeform.
The special will feature footage captured by ABC News reporters documenting several students as they turned their unimaginable grief and fear into action during the difficult weeks after the attack that left 17 dead. Hosted by journalist Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, the program will provide viewers with an intimate look at the student-led meetings with state lawmakers, the resumption of classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the shooting, the national school walk-outs, culminating with the “March For Our Lives” in Washington D.C.
Throughout the special, a series of “explainers” from media company ATTN: will air to help provide context to issues being addressed by the student activists. The four fact-based interstitials will address topics such as the state of gun laws in America, semi-automatic weapons, and the importance of young adult involvement in the decisions of our country.
For Our Lives: Parkland is produced by senior executive producer Jeanmarie Condon and executive producer Steven Baker from ABC News. Eric Johnson serves as supervising producer.