French TV commemorates Toulouse attacks anniversary

March 10, 2013 03:00

PARIS – The first anniversary of the attacks in Toulouse during which a young Franco-Algerian Islamist murdered three soldiers, three Jewish children and the father of two of them, was marked by an evening of programs on Wednesday on the France 3 television channel.

The evening consisted of a documentary followed by a debate, then a second documentary. The first documentary, titled The Merah affair – The itinerary of a killer was transmitted during primetime television at 8:45 p.m. The documentary’s director, Jean-Charles Doria, explained to the viewers during the following debate that he devoted eight months to the tracing the details of the terrorist’s actions and movements: “We had to reconstruct the crime as we were not allowed to transmit Merah’s own video so as to respect the sensibilities and feelings of the victims’ families.”

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