Beslan School Siege examines the background that led to one of the bloodiest act of terrorism ever to take place in the soil of Russia, the Beslan tragedy. The film also documents how a small town is coming to terms with the loss of its children.
The documentary attempts to answer many unanswered questions behind the Beslan school siege like Russian state’s reaction to the atrocity and the motivation of the hostage-takers.
Till date there has been no agreement on who and how many terrorists were there. Where they came from and how they got to Beslan, what they wanted and how the siege which began on September 1 2004, ended so catastrophically. These are the question raised by the filmmaker.
This film employs testimony from eyewitnesses, survivors and security services. It is interspersed with video and audio archive footage thereby presening a complete and full account of what happened at Beslan.