'Freedia Got a Gun': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Peacock docu on musician
Big Freedia is known for her work as a musician but the documentary highlights her life and a personal tragedy centered on gun violence
Black American people are disproportionately impacted by gun violence. They experience nearly 10 times the gun homicides, 15 times the gun assaults, and three times the fatal police shootings of the White American folks. Each day on an average, 26 Black Americans are killed by guns, and 104 experience non-fatal injuries. At least every other day, a Black person is shot and killed by police. These trends worsen in large cities where Black American people make up 68% of homicide victims. Gun violence further clusters in specific social networks and neighborhood sub-sections.
With its new documentary, Peacock continues to highlight the experience of Black people and the subject of the latest documentary is gun violence. Titled 'Freedia Got a Gun', the documentary is led by musician Big Freedia and sees the artiste use her platform to shift focus on gun violence after her brother Adam was murdered. Read on to know more details about the documentary.
'Freedia Got a Gun' will be available on NBC's streaming service, Peacock, on Thursday, October 15.
Devastated after learning her brother Adam was murdered, New Orleans bounce legend Big Freedia uses her platform to raise awareness about the complexities of gun violence, a nationwide epidemic that continues to disproportionally harm Black communities. As Freedia shares her personal journey from growing up gay in the projects through Hurricane Katrina and chasing her musical dreams, she delves deep into the first-hand experiences she and the community have had with gun violence, seeking to uncover the causes behind it.
She is not alone in her quest to make the streets of New Orleans safer for the next generation: mothers, teachers, students and others personally affected reveal the collective trauma left in the wake of this violence. Her brother’s murder still unsolved, Freedia leads us through a courageous and necessary dialogue about the origins of this American epidemic.
Big Freedia is a musician known for her work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. Freedia has been credited with helping popularize the genre which was largely underground since developing in the early 1990s. Freedia identifies herself as a gay man and has stated that she does not care which pronoun is used to refer to her. She has collaborated with New Kids on the Block, Jordin Sparks, Naughty by Nature and Boyz II Men, and has provided additional vocals for Drake's 2018 hit 'Nice for What', though she is not credited as a featured artiste.
Chris McKim is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and television producer. He is known for his work in 'Out of Iraq', 'Viva Hollywood!', 'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race'.
'Freedia Got a Gun' is produced by 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' producer World of Wonder with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato producing along with director McKim. It is executive produced by Charles Blow. The deal was negotiated by Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.
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