BBC Three launches 360-degree trailer for One Deadly Weekend in America
James R | On 05, Jul 2017
BBC Three has launched a 360-degree trailer for upcoming documentary One Deadly Weekend in America.
The innovative teaser immerses viewers in an American street scene, accompanied by audio and images from the film. The feature-length documentary tells the story of young lives devastated by gun crime. Directed by award winning filmmaker Ursula MacFarlane, it focuses on an ordinary July weekend – typically the time of year when the highest number of Americans are shot and killed.
Conceived as a dramatic, ticking-clock thriller, the film tells the stories of that one weekend by focusing on seven very different shootings from across the USA, from South Central Los Angeles to rural South Carolina. Survivors, witnesses, families and law enforcement agencies contribute, cut with newsreels, CCTV and police footage.
By humanising the stories of young lives caught up in the devastation of gun crime – stories often overlooked by the mainstream media – the film paints a portrait of American’s troubling relationship with guns. The trailer contains images and sounds that viewers may find upsetting or disturbing, but the experience is nonetheless a powerful glimpse of the documentary’s potent subject matter. One Deadly Weekend in America is released on BBC Three on Sunday 9th July. To see the trailer, read on below, or for more on what’s coming soon to BBC Three, click here.