Going Postal is the tale of several school and workplace shootings which have been responsible for casting a large shadow over American society and generating fear since the 1980’s. It is a modern phenomenon which has been coined “Going Postal”, this film includes a large number of interviews with survivors, the families of those who died and the friends and families of those who snapped and became responsible for such crimes. We also hear from the killers themselves through archival footage, these include the following people:
- Michael Carneal (1997)
- Joseph Wesbecker (1989)
- Charles Andrew Williams (2001)
- Neal Higdon (2008)
- Steven Kazmierczak (2008)
This film asks why in this day and age does this violence occur? 2009 when this film was released marked the 10th anniversary of the Columbine massacre but this phenomenon is twice as old and hundreds have been killed.
Michael Carneal was 14 when he carried out a school shooting in Kentucky, he is now serving life and through a number of interviews we get to hear his raw and troubling story and others who were responsible for similar such shootings are placed in context.