In Part 1 of the web series “We Are All Newtown,” Pastor Sam Saylor, a minister in Hartford, Connecticut, whose son Shane was shot and killed not long before the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, meets with other faith leaders nationwide to grapple with the epidemic of gun violence. Pastor Saylor laments the country’s failure to acknowledge the steady plight of urban gun violence. Newtown’s Reverend Matt Crebbin agrees, and Pastor Saylor, Rev. Crebbin and others begin advocating for the creation of an urban/suburban alliance to stop the rising tide of gun violence. This series is part of Independent Lens‘s commitment to fostering collaboration between filmmakers and journalists. “We Are All Newtown” was originally published by People Magazine.