Laura Farber said she was in the cafeteria at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, when two students killed 12 of their classmates and a teacher in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.Farber, then a freshman, said she traveled to Chicago to visit her aunt in the days following the attack. “I did come back, obviously, and go back to school, but in that immediate aftermath I was in Chicago with my aunt while watching it on CNN every day,” Farber told the Tribune by phone.The 33-year-old Columbia College grad revisits the massacre with four other students from the Class of 2002 in “We Are Columbine,” which is set to premiere at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival on Friday — the 19th anniversary of the tragedy. Though Columbine has been much discussed in the media, Farber said she wanted to present the story in survivors’ own words.She got the idea for the film when she received an invitation to her 10-year high school reunion and wondered what her classmates were up to and how they dealt with residual trauma. Farber said gunfire is a trigger for her, and she immediately finds the exits when… Read full this story
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