a documentary film : A HISTORY OF TERRORISM: Part two
Director : Michael Prazan
Author : Michael Prazan
Length : 60'
Year : 2012
Producer : Elodie Polo Ackermann


A bomb explodes daily in Iraq and in Afghanistan, taking its toll on dozens of innocent lives. It has become a regular occurrence since 9/11. No society, no country, however remote, is exempt from the threat of a terrorist attack. How did things come to this? This documentary serial is a cold analysis of terrorism, the hottest issue of our time, in its minutest details throughout history: means, objectives and worldwide targets. Throughout three 52 minutes episodes we will explore the genealogy of terrorist movements, their ideology, their practices and their operating methods. We will highlight the turning-points, the shifts and the crossovers responsible for passing on the phenomenon from one organization to another, from one region of the globe to another; the effects of filiations and transmission, both in terms of know-how and of ideological and political heritage.

Part Two will plunge us into the heart of terrorist organizations to examine from the inside the internationalization of the phenomenon in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. From radical groups formed in the developed world, such as the Baader-Meinhof Gang, the Red Brigade, the Japanese Red Army, and also ETA (the Basque separatists in Spain) to the appearance of Palestinian terrorism, the terrorism of the 1970s, its geopolitics, its founding fathers, its filiations and its means.

FIPA 2012 Official Competition