DIRECTOR: KIM SNYDER
Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren 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, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.
Kim A. Snyder is a filmmaker and director of the documentary film, Newtown, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is being theatrically released in September 2016, with a national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens series in late 2016. Snyder’s last feature documentary is Welcome to Shelbyville, also broadcast on Independent Lens. In 2007, Snyder co-founded the BeCause Foundation to direct and produce socially conscious documentaries, many of which have won awards, with campaigns furthering the work of the social innovators they highlight. Snyder’s award-winning directorial debut feature documentary, I Remember Me, was released in 2000. In 1994, she associate produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor.