BBC Three plans documentary 'The Batman Shootings' about Colorado massacre

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British production firm Mentorn Media has been commissioned to produce a one-hour documentary on the Aurora, Colorado shooting for BBC Three, the network announced today.

The Batman Shootings will be the first documentary to air about the events from July 20. It will air on the youth-oriented channel on August 23.

Presenter Amal Fashanu traveled to Aurora, Colorado and spoke with survivors, as well as other young Americans, about  hot-button issues such as the right to own a gun and the death penalty.

“Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora – and even this weekend the shootings at the Sikh Temple in Milwaukee in which seven people were killed – the list of gun massacres in the USA grows ever longer. America is mainly split on the issue of gun controls – this film concentrates on what young people there think should happen now,” said Executive Producer Steve Anderson in a release on the BBC website.

It’s not clear if or when the documentary will air in the United States. EW reached out to the BBC for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

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