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September 17, 2014 7:04 AM   Subscribe

In This Horror Film, Blood Is All Too Real [New York Times] ‘Terror at the Mall’ on HBO documents an Attack in Kenya.
One year ago, gunmen from the Shabab militant group in Somalia laid siege to the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Armed with AK-47s and grenades, they stalked their victims from a gourmet burger restaurant at the entrance to the vegetable aisle of a grocery store at the back. The British filmmaker Dan Reed assembled thousands of hours of footage gleaned from more than 100 security cameras inside the mall, video from television crews and modest cellphones, as well as still photographs. Then he and his team tracked down more than 200 people and interviewed 82 of them on camera, many survivors or their rescuers.
posted by Fizz (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I just finished watching this and while the video footage is horrific it is also uplifting in many ways. You are a witness to the heroism of people who come together during a moment of terror and help one another.
posted by Fizz at 7:08 AM on September 17, 2014 [2 favorites]

It's truly incredible how people helped each other when they were faced with something so evil and senseless. I highly recommend this movie.
posted by zeikka at 1:31 PM on September 17, 2014

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