Bataclan: The Emergency Services on the Front Line

The unsung heroes of the 13th November 2015 are undoubtedly Paris’s doctors, nurses, firefighters and volunteers. Though many of them were not psychologically prepared for the types of injuries they would face on that terrible night, they did their best to save as many lives as they could.

These men and women remained calm in the face of mutilated bodies and distressed families, managing intense emotional chaos. Yet these people are not superhumans. They now have their own scars too; fears and anxieties that they have agreed to talk about.

We spoke to the workers at the four hospitals which had to deal with severely wounded victims on the night of the attacks. Due to their close proximity, the staff were confronted with the first and gravely injured victims of the shootings. Until now, the hospital staff have not revealed the extent to which this trauma affected them.

In this documentary, we hear the testimonies of the men and women whose lives have not been the same since that night.


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 62 mins
  • Production: TONY COMITI
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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