New Orleans is one of the "murder capitals" of the U.S.; statistics show murder rates are 4-6x higher than the national average. 80% of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage years. Shell Shocked starts at the surface of the teen murder epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted.
Naomi Martin, NOLA.com
Shell Shocked aims to cut through to viewers' hearts by presenting New Orleans teenagers' grim realities in their own words