I don't write a lot about current affairs on here - there are many people far better qualified or informed on most subjects and you can read or hear their words about news (and olds) at plenty of elsewheres. I do watch the news though...some of the time...and the other night I saw this report about the child survivors of the Beslan school hostage crisis (five years on). It's a pretty amazing piece of TV - compelling, emotional, heartwrenching. I did wonder as I stared at it whether it was voyeuristic too...and maybe it is but then that is the nature of TV. We watch.
Ever since I watched this one the programme has been following me around (the faces, the words, their lives). I advise that you only watch it if you are prepared to have it follow you around too. It's haunting.
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