After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics (full documentary)
31 May 2023
A year after the Uvalde school shooting, journalist Maria Hinojosa documents the community’s trauma and the fight over assault rifles in this documentary from FRONTLINE, Futuro Investigates and The Texas Tribune.
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In May 2022, an 18-year-old walked into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and opened fire with two legally-purchased AR-style weapons, killing 19 children and two adults.
A year later, this documentary investigates lingering questions about why the tragedy happened, probes the police response, examines gun politics in Texas and explores how some of the Robb Elementary families have navigated their transformed lives. The documentary also examines Uvalde’s history of struggle and its efforts to heal.
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After Uvalde: Guns, Grief & Texas Politics is a FRONTLINE production with Futuro Investigates, a division of Futuro Media. The director is Amy Bucher. The producer and co-director is Heidi Burke. The writers are Amy Bucher and Heidi Burke. The correspondent is Maria Hinojosa. The documentary includes reporting from Texas Tribune reporters Uriel J. García, Jinitzail Hernández, Zach Despart and reporter for the ProPublica-Texas Tribune Investigative Initiative, Perla Trevizo. The editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune is Sewell Chan. The executive producers of Futuro Investigates are Peniley Ramírez and Maria Hinojosa. The president of Futuro Media is Julio Ricardo Varela. The editor-in-chief and executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
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Prologue - 00:00
Maria Hinojosa Seeks Answers About Uvalde School Shooting - 01:12
Caitlyne Gonzales Remembers Slain Best Friend Jackie Cazares - 04:57
How Police Responded to the Uvalde Shooting - 09:53
The History of the AR-15 - 15:55
Uvalde Pediatrician on Damage He Saw on Children’s Bodies from AR-15-Style Weapons- 17:42
Gun Reform in Texas: A Polarizing Issue - 20:19
Uvalde Families Draw on City’s History of Activism in Push for Change - 24:39
The Fate of Attempts to Restrict Gun Access in Texas After Mass Shootings - 35:13
Uvalde Families Give Testimony Before Texas House of Representatives - 44:20
Credits - 51:59