For 11 months, the producers of ‘I’m Not Ashamed,’ a movie about the Columbine massacre, tried to convince the Google-owned company to reinstate their video and explain why it was offensive.
Filmmakers behind an upcoming Christian-themed movie that recreates a portion of the Columbine High School shooting are going to war with YouTube, which for months took down the film’s trailer and suspended the entire channel for reasons the company has so far refused to disclose.
The movie, I’m Not Ashamed, is the true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim killed by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris when they attacked their fellow students in Columbine, Colo. in 1999.
The filmmakers are accusing YouTube of anti-Christian bias and say that YouTube ignored not only their requests to reinstate their channel, but also their numerous requests to explain why their trailer was problematic.
Photo: Masey McLain, who plays Rachel Joy Scott in “I’m Not Ashamed,” is interviewed via Skype by Pastor Dave Manny during advanced screening at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. The film opens October 21.