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April 20, 1999. The world was in shock as camera footage was shown on television of SWAT teams evacuating students out of an american high school. It was the last moments of a terrible tragedy that cost 13 victims their lives and left many more severly injured. The two responsible, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, turned out to be 2 teenage students themselves of Columbine High, making the motivation of the tragedy even more uncomprehendable.

Autumn Tree is a story based on the lives of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Whitout it being a complete reconstruction, it shows the situation before and during the tragedy. For more information we would strongly recommend to read the authors comments in te menu.

Just a few words considering AT. Alot of this movie is fact based. Do you think we made up the Natural Born Killer poster? Fact is that Eric Harris even codenamed the tragedy 'NBK'. Also allmost all the situations really happened. Dylan taping Eric, the friend who they spared in front of school, the 'Do you believe in God' conversation.... Know the facts before you start to write a 2 paged opinion about their motives when you have no idea what you are talking about. We dont know what was the cause, we simply try to show it from all angles, close to how it really was.

Also the dialogue in the last scene was taken from what they literally said during the massacre.

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exitorexitor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Still chilling a decade after the real massacre

Well-made and one of the saddest things I've ever seen. The scary part remains the relatability of the killers. If I'd had a different environment, different interests and feelings of persecution and hopelessness, maybe I would have met a similarly needless, tragic end and taken others with me. One of the things so many people seem to forget about high school is that it's not a time when anyone is a fully formed individual. In retrospect it's probably why all my teachers in high school were often sad, tired and/or angry. Most of the time they were interacting mostly with people who LITERALLY were "not all the way there," at least not yet. I bet that sometimes it can grate on a teacher the same as if they were a nurse in a psych ward or a rehab clinic. The downside of this state of incompleteness in teen-agers is the judgement-making centers in the brain are NOT fully formed. A big part of why this tragedy happened is this. Don't think there's any science to it? See how many drunk driving fatalities, hell, how many driving fatalities period, there are in the 15-20 age group. Now compare that with any other age group. Developmental biology is not the only piece of the puzzle, but it's a big one. Sorry for rambling. Again, a great, fact-based short.


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TravalancheTravalanche

Rated 5 / 5 stars

a very good flash movie

It's funny how they only killed the people that caused them pain and they left the friends alone, it proves that they ARE human. People tend to think they were monsters but they were pushed to the point they didn't care about life any longer by others, if all you know is pain all you can cause is pain. If all you know is love you are incapable of hate, if anything their peer's were the cause of the massacre, yes there was a choice but in their case it was black and white because that's all they knew, if society wasn't so hard on certain people there would be no shootings, try to look at things from all perspectives before judging others, yes they killed but only to show others how harsh thing's are for teen's on a universal level and it caused a global wake up call, yes it's sad for the martyr's but the sacrifice wasn't in vain.


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SynxzSynxz

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Made in America

Guns.
Bullies.
Atheism.
High-school killing.
The voice seemed abit odd though, but the rest is okay. It's great that you guys try to be as objective as you can.



Bane5000Bane5000

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I have some strong opinions on this matter...

What a bunch of fucks! Anyone who sides with these murderers is missing something. How could you kill someone? Multiple people for that matter? Teenagers? Everyone knows how harsh it is in High School. I've had my share of bullying, but I would never even imagine for a second killing them! They're just being asses. That's part of the Hellish High School experience I guess. But murder? That's so drastic, so unneccesary. People say they were pushed to do it. No. They made the decision.

Anyway, on the video. It was very well presented and informative. Even if it did depict one of the United States' greatest tragedies.



NeverDearNeverDear

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent

I enjoyed the light you guys took on this--many tend to forget that the two who did this were kids. The media has managed to strip Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold of their humanity, making them into monsters.