Produced by Reed’s Amos Pictures in association with the BBC, HBO and France 2, the film has been licensed to Italy’s Discovery Channel, Israel’s Channel 8, Belgium’s VTM and HBO in the Netherlands and Hungary.
Through exclusive access to the French authorities and rarely-seen footage, the hour-long film will provide an in-depth look into the January 2015 attacks, when gunmen forced their way into the satirical magazine’s headquarters. The film offers intimate interviews and commentary from key witnesses, law enforcement and first responders, and survivors.
The film marks the first anniversary of the attacks that left 12 dead and 11 others injured at the Charlie Hebdo offices.
“I wanted to make something that was as gripping as a Bourne film, but based on rock-solid journalism,” said Reed, who previously directed the Emmy-nominated Terror in Mumbai, in a statement. “I wanted to get my audience closer than ever to the action, but also for them to experience the story in a very immersive, intimate way, and we were able to do this through the eyes of some incredible survivors we interviewed.”