One Deadly Weekend in America

2017

One Deadly Weekend in America

Feature-length documentary telling the stories of young lives devastated by gun crime in the USA, focusing on one ordinary July weekend, typically the time of year when the highest number of Americans are shot and killed.

Conceived as a dramatic, ticking-clock thriller, the film tells the stories of that one weekend by focusing on seven very different shootings from across the USA, from Los Angeles to rural South Carolina. We hear from survivors, witnesses, families and law enforcement agencies, while newsreels, CCTV and police videos take us into the heart of the action.

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The Guardian

Channel

BBC THREE

Director

Ursula Macfarlane

Series Producer

Sarah Hunt

Executive Producers

Jon Alwen
Sanjay Singhal