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One Deadly Weekend in America

Feature-length documentary telling the story of young lives devastated by gun crime in the USA, focusing on seven shootings around the country on one weekend.

Feature-length documentary telling the stories of young lives devastated by gun crime in the USA, focusing on one ordinary July weekend, typically the time of year when the highest number of Americans are shot and killed.

Conceived as a dramatic, ticking-clock thriller, the film tells the stories of that one weekend by focusing on seven very different shootings from across the USA, from Los Angeles to rural South Carolina. We hear from survivors, witnesses, families and law enforcement agencies, while newsreels, CCTV and police videos take us into the heart of the action.

By humanising the stories of young lives caught up in the devastation of gun crime - stories often overlooked by the mainstream media - the film paints a dramatic and moving portrait of American's troubling relationship with guns - an exploration which feels more urgent now than ever.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Wed 5 Sep 2018 23:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Director Ursula Macfarlane
Producer Sarah Hunt
Executive Producer Jon Alwen
Executive Producer Sanjay Singhal
Editor Kate Spankie
Production Manager Laura Mead
Production Company Voltage TV Productions Ltd

Broadcasts

  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 22:45
  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 23:10
  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 23:40
  • Wed 5 Sep 2018 23:15

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