Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes From Dunblane — Trailer

source:   www.netflix.com

added: Thu, Sep 20th '18

Netflix has released the trailer for "Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes From Dunblane," the award-winning 22-minute documentary short from the makers of the Sandy Hook documentary "Newtown."

The film tells the extraordinary true story of how two priests -- Father Bob Weiss from Newtown, Connecticut, and Father Basil O'Sullivan from Dunblane, Scotland -- forged a special bond through a series of letters as they both shared similar experiences of working with their communities during the aftermath of two deadly school shootings that occurred 16 years apart -- the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre and the 1996 Dunblane School massacre.

Directed by Kim A. Snyder and produced by Maria Cuomo Cole, "Lessons From A School Shooting" is set to premiere next week, September 28, only on Netflix.

synopsis:
Following the critically acclaimed 'Newtown' documentary, LESSONS FROM A SCHOOL SHOOTING Notes from Dunblane depicts Father Bob Weiss, who in the days following the Sandy Hook Massacre that took the lives of 20 children and 6 of their educators teachers on December 14, 2012, was tasked with the burial of 8 of those children.

In the throes of profound PTSD, he receives a letter from Father Basil O'Sullivan in Dunblane, Scotland where, in 1996 16 school children were gunned down at the hands of an unhinged lone gunman. In the ensuing months, the two priests forge a bond across the Atlantic through a series of letters sharing experiences of trauma and recovery.

Father Basil recalls his own town's efforts to launch the "Snowdrop" campaign that brought about radical gun policy reform in the UK, whereas the US has had no federal reform to date. There have been over 1600 mass shootings since December 2012 in the US. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Father Basil journeys across the Atlantic to bring solace to Father Bob and the community of Newtown.

 

directed by   Kim A. Snyder

release date   September 28, 2018 (on Netflix)

 
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