Aftermath: How Paris Changed the World

2015, Society  -   12 Comments
Ratings: 4.75/10 from 67 users.

Who in the world can be considered immune from the dangers of terrorism after the City of Love comes under attack? That question has plagued citizens, governments and law enforcement agencies throughout the globe since the recent onslaught of ISIS-inspired brutality in Paris. Produced by the news-driven arm of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the incredibly urgent and of-the-moment documentary Aftermath: How Paris Changed the World travels from France to Belgium to Turkey in an effort to explore the residue of this horrifying terror operation.

The investigation begins in Belgium. In the immediate wake of the Paris attacks, the streets of Belgium come to resemble a militarized zone. Over the years, several high-profile terrorist plots have originated from this region, including this one. What's behind Belgium's undesirable identity as a breeding ground for radicalization? Reporter Adrienne Arsenault uncovers an environment fraught with paranoia, structural failures in law enforcement, and sinister underground perversity.

Millions of Syrian refugees have struggled to find their place in Istanbul. Young child Alan Kurdi was one of those refugees. A photo depicting his lifeless body washed up on a beach caused an international cry for compassionate reform on behalf of these refugee arrivals. Gillian Findlay reports on the plight of the family members he left behind as they wade through negotiations to immigrate to Canada.

As heinous acts of terrorism continue to spread across the world, each affected region must grapple with the appropriate response. France is currently in the grips of such a challenge, and the course of their actions may forever redefine their identity on the global stage. Guided by reporter Mark Kelley, the film introduces us to a growing movement among the far right in France which preaches an increasingly alarming anti-Muslim sentiment.

The enhanced reach of global terrorism represents a frightening new frontier for many involved as military advisors and policy makers struggle to find suitable solutions and deterrents to future planned attacks. Aftermath: How Paris Changed the World is a thoughtful and probing look inside three branches of this conflict, the lessons that have been learned, and the pitfalls which may lie in waiting from the lessons that remain unheeded.

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12 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Wilma Heiskala

    How exactly did Paris change the world? Guess I'll never know... Sorry guys, I read enough fake news to watch yours.

  2. aaron

    Exactly the type of "documenting" I was hoping to not find on this website, propaganda.

  3. Mahmoud BouRaad

    Values mater. So does freedom.
    Paris, Gay Paris, the city of love has changed indeed. For those who knew and loved Paris in the past wouldn't believe what the terrorists has done to a such beautiful city. Amazing what is happening now to the world. How far this going to continue like this? Where and when this gonna end?

  4. Tim

    Good Doco. Thought provoking.

  5. Conservinator

    Terrorism is the tool of right-wing political movements.

    The beneficiaries are the mid- to ultra- conservative parties of any given country where it occurs. No other group of people anywhere in the world has anything to gain from killing innocent civilians.

    Look closer to home for the source of the problem.

  6. *facepalm*

    greater equality, when these cultures an people belief systems say theres a more just way... which has entailed higher privalegen.

    islam is a death cult... they're not yelling pepsi before dien, but oh god, an they believe they won the lottery of a after life...

    its in the book, innocent muslims, just be inncoent, dont need to be muslim... ccuz islam is a death cult your not study'n the book your 'told' how to's... never why....

    so yah, you others would like to keep say'n its ok to make believe an play your rules of maken it to ... a paradiswe??? after they die???

    ughs... #stopthelies

  7. Thomas

    And you armchair pundits are pretty quick at putting on your your cheap cynical pants.

  8. john

    nonsense. this was done by western governments to create fear and make us be factional. more fool you people for falling for it

  9. Mark Gaboury

    The story of that boy did not touch me any more than any story of an average baby ripped from the womb. And his family is corrupt and sinister. Why not mention that, CBC? Go Marine Le Pen!

  10. Joseph

    Honestly, let's all further delude ourselves... the threat of terrorism? The solution is simple! Let's get rid of our corrupt, corporation sponsored governments and the threat will be reduced by 90%... the next step is to start promoting coherence, collaboration and greater equality between all the nations, races, religions, gender etc etc etc... and there will be no terror... But let's face, this will never happen, because terror and war is BIG BUSINESS... honestly guys, I love and regularly watch your documentaries, but this one is an insult to human intelligence, sorry :-(

  11. Rose E

    More CBC mis-reporting in particular about the Canadian "Kurdi" family. Total garbage.

  12. bungabunga

    Didn't take them long to get this propaganda out there.