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The Serena Attack

Production year: 2008 | 1x25' | Genres: Current Affairs
January 14, 2008, a Norwegian delegation under Foreign Minister Jonas Ga …
Origin country: Norway
Production company: TV2 AS (Norway)
Original title: Skuddene i Kabul

January 14, 2008, a Norwegian delegation under Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre are staying at the five star Serena Hotel, in Kabul, Afghanistan. At 6:30 pm local time, three men disguised in police uniforms creates a distraction while a fourth man enters the hotel compound to detonate his suicide vest.

Inside the hotel, Norwegian journalist Fredrik Gresvik and cameraman Aage Aune hears the machine gun fire and a bomb blast, the launch of a terrorist attack claiming six lives, including journalist Carsten Thomassen. The news documentary "The Serena attack" is Gresvik and Aune's inside account of a suicide attack. It is a fast-paced, sad and chilling story of a night of violence. The film was commended by the Association for International Broadcasting, the jury calling it a "compelling piece of television with strong narrative."

 

 

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