Overseas Press Club recognises CNN documentary ‘Impact of Terror’

MUMBAI: The Overseas Press Club of America has honoured CNN for a documentary detailing a 2001 pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem that killed 15 people and injured a dozen others.

Impact of Terror received the Carl Spievogel Award, which is given to the best international reporting showing concern for the human condition. Impact of Terror offered a detailed look at the 9 August 2001, Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem to explore how the effects of terrorism radiate beyond the immediate act. Film crews followed the survivors for years after the bombing to discover just how deeply their lives had been altered.

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Tim Wolochatiuk and producers Simcha Jacobovici and Ric Bienstock pieced together images taken at the scene of the bombing, earlier photographs of the victims and first-person accounts of survivors, families, friends and medical personnel to create a compelling and disturbing recreation of that fateful day. Impact of Terror was a production of Associated Producers in association with CNN Productions and Canadian Broadcast Corporation.

The Overseas Press Club of America honours outstanding international coverage by newspapers, wire services, online publications, magazines, radio, television, cartoons, books and photography.

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