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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
DOCVILLE 2017 has passed, the next edition will be March 21-29th 2018. The information below refers to the 2017 edition.

Tower

Directed by Keith Maitland
USA | 82 min. | English (no subtitles)

August 1, 1966. On the quiet campus of Texas University suddenly gunshots are heard. A confused man takes refuge behind the clock tower on top of the main building. He opens fire and shoots at random passersby. What follows is 1,5 hours of immense anxiety, meticulously reconstructed by former victims and witnesses: the boy who just cycled past, a journalist, police rushing to get to the scene, a pregnant woman... ordinary people whose lives changed radically while they learned they are capable of more than they imagined. The story is incisively portrayed with a rotoscoping filming technique, an animation procedure in which live action is interspersed with lots of media clips and archived material. This impressive film won the Audience Award at the SXSW film festival.

In Europe we look compassionately at every mass shooting incident at a school in the US. The praised documentary proves that a drama such as that is more than a senseless tragedy, or a cause for a discussion on guncontrol. It is a story of people: of tension and terror, but also of courage and selflessness. Fifty years after the first mass shooting at a school ever, Tower not only brings back a senseless tragedy, but a profound thriller about adrenaline, fear, courage and compassion.


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Credits

Producer Keith Maitland, Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson
Cinematography Keith Maitland
Music Osei Essed