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Directed by Skye Fitzgerald

United States 83 mins. In English

On December 11th, 2012, a shooter entered Clackamas Town Center Mall near Portland and opened fire with an STAG-15 assault-style rifle, killing two people and injuring one before taking his own life. Three days later, the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary further ignited the firestorm of national debate about gun safety in America. 101 Seconds intimately documents two Oregon families’ journeys from grieving survivors to hopeful gun safety advocates. As they confront the reality of gun politics, with Oregon in the leadership in the national conversation, the film reveals the deep tensions and persistent challenges in how to reduce the number of Americans—more than 30,000 annually—who die by gunfire.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.