How ‘Tower’ Demonstrates the Possibilities of Art and Healing in Nonfiction Filmmaking — Consider This

How ‘Tower’ Demonstrates the Possibilities of Art and Healing in Nonfiction Filmmaking — Consider This
In the documentary short “Speaking is Difficult,” director Aj Schnack marries B-roll shots of public spaces where mass shootings took place with voiceover of the events’ 911 calls. It captures the mundanity of grocery parking lots, main streets, schools invaded by extreme violence, and how quickly life appears, superficially, to return to normal.

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Keith Maitland’s “Tower” is about the trauma that persists and how it’s sometimes possible to unearth and heal those wounds.

In broad daylight on August 1, 1966, the Austin campus of the University Texas was host to the United States’ first mass shooting at a school. From atop a tower in an open courtyard, sniper Charles Whitman held what was the equivalent of five city blocks of the campus hostage for 96 minutes, killing 17 people and wounding 32 others.

Dallas-born filmmaker Keith Maitland
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