Drawing national media attention on February 7, 2008, the Kirkwood City Council shooting has caused much despair and division. Three years after the shooting, confusion is still prevalent. However, several groups and individuals are still working toward understanding.

Through the opinions, stories, and testimonies of those interviewed, the film provides a portrait of the conditions that contributed to the shooting at Kirkwood City Hall and have long contributed to racial tensions in Kirkwood.

The film culminates with the story of Cookie Thornton’s funeral, a story powerful enough to provide hope to all people working for racial justice and community transformation.

2:45 Part I: The City Council Shooting
11:54 Part II: The Redevelopment of Meacham Park
26:20 Part III: Charles "Cookie" Thornton
38:06 Part IV: Restorative Justice
51:04 Part V: Strategies for Transformation
56:54 End Credits

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