2015, A YEAR MARKED BY TERROR
Director(s): Benoît BERTRAND-CADI Contact Print page
Why has France become a prime target of a new global terror, perpetrated by young people born or raised in Europe? While a commemorative march, with millions of citizens in the streets of Paris, had been organised in response to the January events, any such gatherings were banned after 13 November... The government declared a state of emergency for three months which had been approved almost unanimously by the National Assembly (minus six MPs).
How to fight terror on your own territory and beyond your borders? Is it legitimate to suspend some of our democratic rules in the name of safeguarding democracy?
“The documentary has the merit of replacing the Paris attacks in the international context of 2015, such as the attacks in Copenhagen of Feb. 14 (two killed), the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis of March 18 (twenty-two dead). Or the shooting on a Tunisian beach near Sousse (39 tourists killed) and the attack on a police bus in Tunis on Nov. 24 (13 dead). Not to mention the bomb that killed 224 passengers of a Russian airliner in Egypt last October. “
Article in “Le Figaro” (5 Jan. 2016):
With testimonies from a number of international and French personalities (heads of state, diplomats and witnesses of the attacks, intelligence specialists, researchers, cartoonists ...)::
- Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita;
- Former French Minister of Foreign Affairs Hubert Védrine;
- Laurent Stefanini, former head of protocol at the Elysee Palace;
- François Zimeray, French Ambassador to Denmark (who witnessed the first two attacks in Copenhagen in February 2015, in the wake of those in Paris);
- Naser Khader, Syrian-born researcher and Member of the Danish Parliament;
- Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France;
Elisabeth Badinter, French philosopher;
- Malek Chebel, Algerian anthropologist of religions;
- Xavier Crettiez, Professor of political science;
- Percy Kemp, British writer, geostrategic analyst;
- Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist who created the - Mohammed cartoon in 2005;
- Laurent Sourisseau, aka Riss, Director and Gérard Biard, Editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo and the magazine’s lawyer Richard Malka;
- Wassim Nasr, Journalist at France24, specialist of the Jihadist movement;
- Olivier Chopin, teacher, intelligence specialist.