Amok © DEFA-Stiftung
|DEFA Studio for Documentary Films|
On July 18, 1984, US army veteran James Huberty killed 21 people and injured 19 others in a McDonald's restaurant in San Diego, the largest mass shooting in North America at that time. This documentary intercuts live television reports about the shooting with footage from the Vietnam War, suggesting that the tragedy is the result of the soldier's traumatic wartime experiences.
Part of Heynowski and Scheumann's Vietnam cycle of documentaries.