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Discovery Networks International orders Norway massacre doc

The tragic events that took place in Norway on July 22 are the focus of an ITN Productions fast turnaround doc, Norway Massacre: The Killer's Mind, set to air on Discovery Channel across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific beginning in August.
July 25, 2011

The tragic events that took place in Norway on July 22 are the focus of an ITN Productions fast-turnaround documentary, Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind, set to air on Discovery Channel across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific beginning in August.

The doc comes after Anders Behring Breivik admitted to opening fire at a youth camp and staging a bombing in downtown Oslo. The death toll currently stands at 76 children and adults.

Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind will use psychological analysis to examine the killer’s motives for the carnage that took place in Oslo and the youth camp in Utoya, according to Discovery. The special will also look at the rise of the far right in Norway and Europe.

“Discovery has an office in Oslo and understands the extreme gravity of this situation and how it has affected all Norwegians,” said Luis Silberwasser, executive VP and chief content officer of Discovery Networks International (DNI).

“The whole world is still in shock by the appalling tragedy that took place last week. This documentary special will explore the motivations that led to such a tragic loss of life and present the facts around the activities that left a nation in mourning,” he added.

Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind (1 x 60 minutes) was commissioned by Elizabeth McIntyre, head of production and development for DNI Factual, and is being executive produced by Chris Shaw at ITN.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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