TOWER: A Film by Keith Maitland

Share your story from August 1, 1966!

Nearly fifty years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, an animated documentary, will share the untold story of that day - when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.


The film explores the complex humanity displayed by students, faculty, police and media as they reacted to the unfathomable.  Alternating between archival footage and visceral first-hand accounts, presented as rotoscopic animated re-creations, the film captures the confusion, courage, fear, loss, and survival of the dozens of witnesses under attack.