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TowerKeith Maitland

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.

Crime Visually stunning Historical documentary

Vertoond op editie(s) 2017
Screened at edition(s) 2017


Directed by Keith Maitland
82 min.
No subtitles


International selection


Keith Maitland


Keith Maitland, Megan Gilbride, Susan Thomson

Production company

Go-Valley, Killer Impact, Meredith Vieira Productions


Keith Maitland


Austin Reedy


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