Training Teachers to Kill Commissioned by Channel 4 Factual


Channel 4 Factual has commissioned the hour-long documentary Training Teachers to Kill from Sundog Pictures.

The doc will witness the debate playing out in real time where school boards in America are considering arming teachers for the first time in order to protect students. The film will be directed by Kira Phillips (My Baby’s Life: Who Decides and Doing Time). Sundog has gained access to FASTER, one of America’s most controversial summer schools where high school teachers are trained to use guns, deal with potential school shooting scenarios and, if the situation demands it, kill.

Katie Buchanan, creative director for Sundog Pictures, said: “After the Parkland School massacre in Florida, Trump’s tweet that teachers should be armed made headlines around the world. His suggestion that teachers should be armed sent shockwaves. In reality, there are actual training centers which focus on teaching high school teachers how to shoot in order to protect pupils in their school. We gained access to one of these to find out what was going on.”

Johnny Webb, CEO of Sundog Pictures, added: “Telling stories that make a difference is what Sundog is all about. Training Teachers to Kill follows a line of high-profile, headline-hitting films looking at big issues, including Breaking The Taboo: The War on Drugs and #deathpenaltyfail, our innovative exploration into why the American death penalty system is not working. We are keen to continue to shine a light on the stand-out issues of our time and bring them to new audiences.”