Film “Zhakhar” about terrorist attacks in Boston will be shown at the Tribeca festival

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The tape about Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was shot by classmates


Three years ago, on April 15, 2013, the entire world watched the action at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. One of the largest and most prestigious annual races, which takes place on a holiday – Patriots Day – ended in tragedy. The explosions of two bombs killed three spectators and crippled hundreds of runners and fans. Some victims of the attacks found consolation in the fact that their executor, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is on death row, awaiting a response to his appeal. Tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, a new film will be screened by two young people who continue to seek answers to the question of what happened on that fateful day.

It was impossible to imagine … the finish line of the Boston Marathon is a place of glee and a sense of victory … three years ago there was acrid smoke and sirens howling, and death and debris were everywhere.

Over the past three years, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has appeared in court, was found guilty of organizing and carrying out terrorist acts along with his older brother, and sentenced to death. The explosions have killed three people and injured 260, but even those who were not physically hurt feel like sharing their experiences..

Two school friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev note that they needed to tell the world about the emotions that Dzhokhar’s friends and classmates experienced when they learned that he was a terrorist.

“We had a personal experience of very strong experiences, and we did not know how to express them, – says the author of the tape Henry Hnys. “I couldn’t .. even a few days later … I tried to write something, but it was impossible, I was shocked.”.

The film “Zhakhar” – that was the name of Tsarnaev Jr. at school – will be shown tomorrow at the New York Tribeca festival.The film'Zhakhar' about the terrorist attacks in Boston will be shown at the Tribeca festival It is only 13 minutes long and was filmed by two friends in two days – a year after the attacks..

“We are not trying to say that the pain shown in the film can be compared with the pain of those whose loved ones were near the finish line that day,” explains co-author Zolan Canno-Youngs. – This is our personal story, and at the same time – another side of the trauma. We hope that after watching the film, our viewers will understand that when something like this, something monstrous happens, different people suffer, and the victims are very different. “.

According to Zolan, his film does not provide answers to questions about why his classmate committed the attack, and perhaps the answer to this question will never be found. The authors hope that viewers will treat their work with an open mind.