The Batman Shootings

9:00pm Sunday 19 August on BBC THREE

In the first documentary on the Colorado cinema shootings, presenter Amal Fashanu travels to Aurora, Colorado to speak to survivors, including Jansen Young who lived because her boyfriend shielded her from bullets. Amal also discovers how the gunman tried to join a local rifle club in the weeks before the shootings.

Speaking to young Americans, Amal hears what they say about the rights to own a gun, which is protected by the US Constitution, and whether they think the State of Colorado should pass the death penalty on the gunman James Holmes, who identified himself to police as The Joker.

She also speaks with a leading forensic psychologist at the University of Denver, Dr Max Wachtel, who has conducted and supervised hundreds of evaluations assessing mental health in cases of serious crime.

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