The latest CNN Presents documentary Impact On Terror
will go beyond the headlines with an in-depth look at the 2001 Sbarro
restaurant bombing in Jerusalem. It will explore how the effects
of terrorism radiate beyond the immediate act. Film crews have followed
the survivors in the months and years since the bombing to discover
just how deeply their lives have been altered.
The special will air on 9 October at 5:30 pm with a repeat on 10
October at 9:30 am and 4:30 pm.Award-winning documentary filmmaker
Tim Wolochatiuk and producers Simcha Jacobovici and Ric Bienstock
piece 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 create a compelling recollection
of that horrific day.
Some of the stories featured in the documentary include: a 15-year-old
Miriam Shushan and her 10-year-old sister, Yocheved, who made it
to the front of the line at the pizzeria when the bomber struck.
The nails, nuts and bolts that tore into Miriams body were
enough to kill anyone. But it was her little sister who died that
She said, I felt like I really wanted to die, why did I survive,
why am I getting stronger, what about her, I thought everything
was okay? The documentary reunites Miriam with the paramedic
and doctor who saved her and helps her rebuild her life.