Vimeo of the Week: Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims

Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

It’s been over a week now. Sarah Palin created a video to defend herself. Obama traveled to Tucson and delivered a poignant reading and moving tribute. And news channels and blogs continue to debate and cover the tone of political discourse in the US, gun control, and Giffords’ struggle for survival. But none of these news services or blogs have captured the Tucson tragedy as movingly as Dan Chung and Chris McGreal’s Arizona shooting: Memorial to Tucson victims.

In their film, “Residents of Tucson gather outside the hospital where the wounded survivors of Saturday’s assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords joined a moment of silence called by President Obama. Some blame the increasingly belligerent tone of America’s political discourse for the shooting. Others simply wondered what it meant for their country.”

Visually, it’s emotional and still. But the anger, sorrow, and frustration of its subjects is evident in shaky hands and wet eyes. A moving tribute that eschews sensationalism and focuses on the somber tone of the Tucson community.