Benoît Bringer

Federation Teams With Ananey, Benoît Bringer to Document Hamas Sex Crimes

France’s Federation Studios and Ananey Studios of Israel have agreed a deal to coproduce a documentary about the sexual crimes committed on October 7, 2023 when Hamas terrorists attacked parts of southern Israel.

Acclaimed filmmaker and investigative journalist Benoît Bringer (The Rise of Wagner, The Caviar Connection, Panama Papers: The Hold-Up of the Century, MH370 Missing) will direct the doc, working-titled Forever Shattered.

The documentary will investigate the sexual crimes committed during the attacks, in which 1,200 people were murdered and 250 individuals taken hostage. It will focus on the use of rape and sexual terror as weapons of war by Hamas, aimed to inflict physical, emotional and psychological trauma, according to the coproducers.

As well as a long list of credits in the investigative journalism space, Bringer is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists team that received the Pulitzer Prize for the Panama Papers investigation. He also covered the war against the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan for French public radio and Franco-German public TV channel Arte.

“In the aftermath of October 7, a battle for the truth began in Israel, an historical mission to independently document what happened, especially to women, during this day of terror,” said Bringer. “The project investigates the immensely difficult quest to establish facts and make the world aware of gender-based crime as a weapon of war.”


By Ed Waller | Published on C21Media | Feb 6, 2024