Zero Hour: Massacre at Columbine High is a minute-by-minute recap of the horrifying 1999 murders of twelve students and one teacher at the Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado. The perpetrators were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two students at the school who took their own lives in the act. The documentary features footage of Harris and Klebold and attempts to offer insights into the minds of two young men hell-bent on taking the lives of their fellow students.
Offering a small slice of hope, the film examines students and teachers who displayed selfless heroism in the face of unimaginable terror. It leads the viewer to ask whether the massacre was a one-time societal aberration or if it was an act that may be repeated. We now know the unfortunate answer to this question.