A New Documentary About “Charlie Hebdo” Attacks Coming to Netflix
Je Suis Charlie will premiere on Netflix on January 7.
On January 7, 2015, twelve people were killed by terrorists in the newsroom of French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, including eight members of the editorial team. Now, a year after the attack and less than two months after the horrible violence in Paris that killed over 130 people, a documentary about the paper and the Al-Qaeda shooting will be made available for streaming on Netflix.
Je Suis Charlie brings together news footage about the Hebdo attacks with old archival interviews with Stéphane Charbonnier (editor-in-chief) and Jean Cabut (cartoonist), who were both killed in the attacks. Directed by Daniel Leconte (It’s Hard to Be Loved by Jerks) along with his son Emmanuel, the new documentary is set to be released via Netflix this Thursday, the first anniversary of the attacks.
Charlie Hebdo will also be observing the anniversary with a special edition of the paper that will feature a new editorial from Laurent Sourisseau (a cartoonist injured in the attack) and several pages of comics by the deceased artists. Flavorwire reports that CH released the cover of the commemorative issue, which depicts “an angry man with a blood-stained beard carrying an AK-47-style assault rifle. The headline reads, ‘One year on: the assassin is still out there.'”
The new issue of Charlie Hebdo will be available on January 6. Je Suis Charlie will be on Netflix on January 7.