Mini-Film by Romuald Karmakar, 2013. © 2013 Pantera Film GmbH
This mini-film by Romuald Karmakar was posted on Cinekarmakar on April 4, 2013. The footage stems from the “Askwith Forum: School Violence in America,” which took place on March 13, 2013 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.
The film shows excerpts of a lecture by Elaine Zimmerman, Executive Director of the Connecticut Commission on Children. After the killing rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT in December 2012, in which 20 children were murdered, Zimmermann took care of the children who had survived the crime scene and talked with them. She describes her impressions garnered from these conversations in relation to how violence at schools is addressed and American gun policy.