Tragedy struck today in New Orleans.

From: alvamel (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 04 2007 - 14:59:48 PST

Dear filmmaking community,

Mother, Wife Friend and Filmmaker Helen Hill was brutally shot and killed in her home this AM in New Orleans.

Further details will be forthcoming - but, according to fellow filmmaker and friend Besty Weiss - Helen her husband Paul were both shot. Helen, while begging to the intruders not to harm their 2 year old son. Paul survived his gunshot, the baby is OK.

Renee Brusard (sp?) will likely have a memorial screening for Helen. It's unknown when other services will happen.

I'm sorry that I don't have more datails.

Alfonso Alvarez

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