On May 23, 2014, tragedy struck the small west coast town of Isla Vista. Elliot Rodger, armed with three semi-automatic handguns and a machete, unleashed a hate-filled killing spree that left six people dead and many injured before he finally took his own life.
In an attempt to gain insight into the mind of a murderer, Channel 4 has released a documentary exploring the events leading up to this horrific act of violence. Entitled “The Day of Retribution”, the film analyses videos and manifesto uploaded by Rodger prior to the massacre. Through interviews with witnesses, victims’ families and experts, the documentary examines Rodger’s world and attempts to uncover the motives behind his actions.
This is a must watch documentary for anyone seeking to understand how such acts of violence can occur in our society today. By delving deep into Rodger’s psyche we are presented with a unique opportunity to learn more about evil acts like this one. The film also serves as an important reminder that these kinds of senseless tragedies can be prevented if proper measures are taken when signs of mental instability are noticed in individuals.
So don’t miss out on this thought-provoking documentary which will leave you both shaken and inspired by hope for a safer future.