SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Fot_Amok_Tisch

As a rule, pupils running amok not only kill many other people but also themselves. For that reason, they cannot contribute towards the clarification of their motives. Murder followed by suicide is the signature mark of this particular form of crime.

Scientists from very different fields try to sketch a profile, by which to detect potential killers and to prevent massacres like the one in Littleton/USA which left thirteen people dead in 1999 or the one in Erfurt/Germany which left 16 pupils and a teacher dead in 2002.

The film aims to sketch a fictitious killer with the help of several scientific disciplines. Its goal is to find out which social and personal forces turn these people into mass murderers. International scientists from various fields of study will allow insight into their research. Their data, taken from the fields of psychiatry, neurology, sociology, criminology and forensic sciences, medicine and culture will constitute the plot of the film.

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Authors:
Marita Neher, Nicola Richter

Director:
Marita Neher

DoP:
Astrid Marschall

Sound:
Carsten Kramer

Music:
Hans Hafner

Editing:
Merle Kröger

Production:
Marita Neher Filmproduktion
Medea Film-Irene Höfer

Commisioning editors:
Linde Dehner
Martin Pieper

ZDF/Arte, Germany 2007, 43 min.;