Thursday, November 26, 2015

History on DStv to broadcast the hour-long, rush-documentary, Terror: Seven Days in Paris this Sunday; follows the aftermath of recent Paris attacks for a week.

History (DStv 186) will broadcast a rush-documentary, Terror: Seven Days in Paris this Sunday at 20:30 about the recent terror attacks in Paris, France in which 130 people died.

The hour-long documentary produced by NBC Peacock Productions will be rebroadcast on History on Wednesday 2 December at 22:10.

"This special documentary puts the Paris attacks in a wider context," says Rachel Job, the director for programming for History at A+E Networks UK in London.

"With exclusive footage and first-hand accounts from the people of Paris, alongside expert opinion, we look at how recent acts of terror have changed the course of history."

Terror: Seven Days in Paris looks at the Paris massacre framed against growing international terrorism.

The documentary was quickly produced as two camera teams started doing interviews with witnesses, doctors, the owner of the Bataclan concert venue and various international terrorism experts immediately after the Paris attacks and continuing for seven days afterwards.

The documentary team also filmed the dawn siege by police – and its aftermath – in the Parisian quarter of St Denis on Wednesday, 18 November.

Terror: Seven Days in Paris recalls other major acts over recent years that have had a significant global impact, including 9/11 in New York and Pennsylvania; the Madrid bombings in 2004; 7/7 in London in 2005; the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January 2015; the Russian plane brought down in Sinai; and the strikes in Beirut, which took place on 12 November 2015, the day before the Paris attacks.

People interviewed in Terror: Seven Days in Paris include Dr Christophe Pudhomme who treated survivors and suspected terrorists in the police shoot-out in St Denis; Dr Michel Bonnot; Raafiaa Benabid who was was making dinner for her family in her flat above La Carillon bar where seven people were killed; and Daniel Habrekon, the owner of the Bataclan concert venue where 89 people were murdered during a rock concert.