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MIPTV Picks 2016: Newtown

Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history - the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
March 15, 2016


Partners: Mile 22, Transform Films, Cuomo Cole Productions, Artemis Media Ventures; distributed by ro*co films international
Length: 1 x 85 minutes
Premiered: January 2016 (Sundance)
Rights available: Worldwide outside of North America

Directed by Kim A. Snyder, Newtown examines the aftermath of one of the most tragic and horrifying events in recent American history – the killing of 20 children between the ages of six and seven, and six adults, in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Over the span of close to three years, Snyder follows three of the parents whose lives were torn upside-down by the event, as they grapple with their new realities and share their stories, while also integrating the experiences of others affected by the senseless killings in what is ultimately a story of resilience.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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