A decade after they survived the terror attacks on Utøya island by a far-right extremist who targeted members of Norway’s Workers’ Youth League, four women transform their injuries and trauma into strength. They use their personal experiences to legitimise their political positions. In doing so, they have come to represent a generation dreaming of a better future.
Despite their horrific injuries and what they witnessed, the women refused to be silenced. They run for office, lead and draft policy to prevent future attacks, safeguard democratic rights and pave the way for social equality. Working within government, they represent a new generation of change-makers, vehemently opposed to xenophobia, fascism and hate speech.
Days after his wife was murdered during the Bataclan attacks, Antoine Leiris wrote an open letter on Facebook to his wife’s killer, stating simply that the terrorists had failed because they would never have his hate...More info