Saturday, June 3, 2017
Another documentary I watched this morning.
Obviously, any program which recounts the Sandy Hook school shooting is going to be heart-wrenching.
I was relieved to see when I viewed it that it's exceptional in its simplicity. No music, no commentaries from 'experts', no dramatizations and no newscasts from that horrible day.
This documentary is not about the shooter, whose name isn't even mentioned by anyone. It's not governed by political activists on either side of the spectrum, and it's not ruined by the media.
It's just an opportunity. An opportunity for the families of the victims to share their stories, grief and healing. An opportunity for viewers to see how the town has honored the memory of those that were lost, and to witness the strength and resilience of people who've had their lives touched by unspeakable horror.