In an undisclosed location in rural Nova Scotia, retired blacksmiths John and Nancy Little live a peaceful life, tending to their beautiful vegetable garden and crafting ethereal musical sculptures out of scrap metal. Occasionally, their special skills are put to use by the local police in an effort to protect the daily lives of all Canadians. Steeped in the atmospherics of a taut spy thriller, Gun Killers portrays two ordinary citizens as gentle national heroes.
Ages 15 to 18
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Media Education - Documentary Film
Social Studies - Law
This short uses only recordings of 911 calls to share the story of two individuals and their role in disposing of illegal guns in Nova Scotia. Use as an introduction to gun-control research, debate or essays. Study filmmaking techniques: How does the filmmaker tell a story without scripted dialogue? What visuals were chosen to tell the story? What visual techniques and conventions of documentary film are used to create the story?