Number of Times Seen – 1 (24 Jan 2016)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the bloody terrorist attack on a Nairobi Mall in Sep 2013
My Take on it – They say that when tragedy strikes, heroes appear that even they themselves didn’t know was possible.
This is a documentary that really shows that in action.
The film makers skillfully use real images from the attacks from security cameras and other live sources to show us the tragic events of that day, but also to show us the heroism of ordinary people trapped in a very in ordinary situation.
It truly is a pleasure to see that there is good in the world especially when very bad things occur.
As deep as this movie goes into the events of that day, it still is unable to answer many questions raised about the motivations and decisions of army and police officials at the scene who didn’t react as quickly as they should have.
Bottom Line – Great use of security cameras and real life images to tell such a tragic and terrible story. It’s nice to see the heroics shown that day by ordinary people. This movie questions many of the decisions made by police and army officials and we unfortunately will never know why these choices were made at the time. Recommended
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the days following the initial attack, Kenyan soldiers were reported to have looted almost every shop in the mall while it was besieged. Two soldiers were arrested and jailed for looting mobile phones and several others were questioned. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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