By Kim A. Snyder. A co-production of Mile 22 LLC and Independent Television Service (ITVS), in association with KA Snyder Productions, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Rising and Transform Films.
On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, NEWTOWN uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.
Through raw and heartbreaking interviews with parents, siblings, teachers, doctors, and first responders, NEWTOWN documents a traumatized community still reeling from the senseless killing, fractured by grief but driven toward a sense of purpose. The film bears witness to their profound grief and allows it to reverberate within our collective conscience, exploring what happens to a community after it becomes the epicenter of a national discussion, and what it must cope with after the cameras leave.
Read an interview with the filmmaker: Kim A. Snyder Tells Newtown Families' Deeply Intimate Story