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Beslan: Three Days in September (2006)

In September 2004, Chechen rebels occupied a school in the small Russian city of Beslan, taking some 1,200 people-most of them children-hostage. At the end of three days, over 330 were dead.

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In September 2004, Chechen rebels occupied a school in the small Russian city of Beslan, taking some 1,200 people-most of them children-hostage. At the end of three days, over 330 were dead.

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Brilliant film about the Russian 9/11
23 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to take a moment and stop to realize that many people in the World are not celebrating this time of year. This brilliant documentary narrated by Julia Roberts, and told by the survivors of the September 2002 tragedy in Beslan is well worth the time for those who believe we are all in this world together.

Just as we lost people on 9/11, the Russians also lost almost 200 children, with a couple of dozen more made orphans, in this terrible terrorist massacre by Chechen rebels.

Whether it be Darfur or Russia or New York, there are people who are taking from us every day. Until we are all safe, then none of us are safe.

Many are celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace this month. This film is a stark reminder that there is no peace.


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