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Surviving Sandy Hook

International investigative documentary series. When Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and murdered 20 small children, many believed it was a tragedy that would change America's attitude to gun violence forever.

Filmed by award-winning director Jezza Neumann, Surviving Sandy Hook follows three families involved in the shooting over two years as they try to make sense of the tragedy, comprehend America's complex relationship with guns and violence, and find a way to move on and rebuild their lives.

Gilles Rousseau, whose daughter Lauren was a teacher murdered in the attack, has found his campaign for moderate reform met with implacable resistance from America's gun lobby. Scarlett Lewis, whose six-year-old son Jessie was killed, believes that the malaise in American society goes deeper than gun control and has begun a crusade to get a message of hope to some of the country's most deprived and violent fringes. This a deeply moving film about grief, hope, love and guns. Part of the award-winning This World strand.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Wed 1 Apr 2015 00:50
BBC Two Northern Ireland, Scotland only

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorJezza Neumann
ProducerSarah Foudy
Series ProducerSarah Waldron
Executive ProducerSam Bagnall
Executive ProducerBrian Woods

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