The second edition of AdDoc - the first high school documentary film festival began on Monday, May 14th , 2018, with a special screening of the animated documentary film "Tower".
The festival was born at the initiative of the coordinators of the One World Romania at School Film Clubs in several cities. Together, they selected six documentaries that talk about different aspects of bullying, violence and aggression that we meet daily.
Between the 14th and 30th of May, screenings of documentary films and related events will be held in 25 high schools in 18 cities. Under the motto #amiwrong?, teenagers have proposed not to seek for the guilty, but to open up honest discussions about what feeds and stops violent impulses.
TOWER | Keith Maitland | USA | 2016 | 86 min
America is a place of innocence and fear. But mass killings haven’t always been a common occurrence in the United States. The original sin can be traced back to August 1st, 1966, when a 25-year old student began shooting indiscriminately from the central tower of the University of Texas. Until then, the ensuing terror – 96 minutes in which 14 people were killed and 31 were wounded – was unknown. The survivors tell their story through rotoscoped animation, archival footage, and direct interviews whose sources are movingly revealed only long after the animated characters have taken full life on screen. The special aesthetics and expressiveness of the storytelling never distracts from shockingly frank analysis of both the good and the evil ordinary people can do.