We Are All Newtown – Part 2

  • Short Film (0:09:09) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 4/3/2017

Part 2 of the web series We Are All Newtown profiles Dr. Bill Begg, an emergency room trauma surgeon who dealt with victims of the Newtown massacre. He joins doctors in Florida who treated those shot at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando (the largest mass shooting in US history, with 49 people killed) in calling for more research into gun violence as a public health crisis. Soon after the Newtown shooting, Dr. Begg had testified before Congress in an appeal for gun law reform. As the number of mass shootings continues to rise, Dr. Begg joins a gathering in Florida of over 700 trauma surgeons from across the country to discuss the growing public health epidemic. This piece also includes an interview with Javier, a survivor of the Orlando shooting, who was badly wounded and lost four friends that night, and who continues to bear both the physical and emotional scars from the massacre. 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.

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