Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers behind Newtown use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of school children in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, Newtown families interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.
A stronger and safer community and country requires our collective commitment to rebuilding communities and working to prevent gun violence. Together, we have the power to create a social shift, inspire hope and take active steps to prevent gun violence BEFORE it happens.
Please join us for a Newtown documentary conversation when it airs on Monday, April 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT/MT, on PBS. Sign up to host a conversation today.
Learn more about hosting a conversation:
- Planning Guide: Organizing a conversation about Newtown with those you care about is not very different from organizing a gathering of your friends or family. This Planning Guide contains a sample checklist to help you prepare for your conversation.
- Sample Invite to Join Your Conversation: A sample invite that you can use to send to your guests inviting them to join your Newtown conversation.
- Sample Newtown Conversation Questions: Conversation starters for discussion with your guests after the viewing.
- Sandy Hook Promise Overview: Information about Sandy Hook Promise and our no-cost Know the Signs programs that you can use as talking points or a handout for your guests and how they can get involved and Make The Promise.