About 37 In March 1964, 37 people, silently, witnessed the murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them could explain why they hadn't interfered; why they had just stood by, watching. '37' is the story of two of those bystanders.

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Puk Grasten is currently developing ‘37’ into a feature. The film will be shot on location in New York with the main cast and crew from the short. The feature focuses on six different apartments which all interact with each other and all witness the murder of Kitty Genovese. The Genovese murder became a symbol of the lost of America’s innocence. The public was still mourning the death of JFK, young men were being drafted, Beatle mania was at its peak and the women liberation and civil rights movements were dominating the news. All this was part of the transformation and disconnection people felt towards each other.

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