In “The Armor of Light,” documentarian Abigail Disney journeys to the belly of conservative America to try and understand how you can be “pro-life” and pro-gun. She tracks Reverend Rob Schenck, a far-right anti-abortion leader and evangelical minister, as he struggles to spread a message of gun control in a constituency that doesn’t want to hear it. The conversations that he starts are timely — and will hopefully spark more discussions to break through this crazy, ideological logjam that our country is stuck in.
Melissa Silverstein spoke with Disney about the (currently) unpopular stance of being both pro-gun and “pro-life,” where feminism fits in the political battles over guns and how the director developed a really warm friendship with her subject even though they have so many ideological differences between them.
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