The Newseum and The Atlantic present a screening of the documentary “Inside Charlie Hebdo,” which provides an inside look at the French satirical magazine that became the target of violent extremism.
On Jan. 7, 2015, terrorists attacked the magazine’s Paris headquarters killing 12 people, including eight journalists and cartoonists. The Charlie Hebdo staff was targeted for its satiric depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. For most of the Muslim world, depictions of the prophet are forbidden.
The film profiles the men and women who died at Charlie Hebdo and looks at the goals of the magazine. It also reveals for the first time footage of the staff discussing their decision-making process behind printing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, the purpose of the cartoons and the consequences they might face for publishing them.
A panel discussion will follow the film featuring:
This program is part of The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Week 2016.
Photo: Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier was killed in the Jan. 7 terrorist attack. (Fred Dufour/Courtesy Agence France-Presse)