From his window in Paris, he saw the horrors of the November 13, 2015 attacks and filmed the horror. Daniel Pesni, who worked as a journalist for the French daily Le Monde, witnessed the attack on the Bataklan concert hall, in which 90 people were killed by terrorists. From his cell phone, Psenny, who lives just a few meters from the venue, filmed just the current video of the Bataclan attack. France 24 brings you part of this special full-length animated documentary, ahead of next week’s atrocity trial.
It’s a little after 9:40 p.m. November 13, 2015.. French journalist Daniel Pesni watches a police drama on television. He is not really paying attention to it, nor to the sounds of “crackers” coming from the street. He thinks he’s coming from TV. But the noise is constant and getting louder and louder. Psenny finally realized that “something is wrong”. Maybe he thinks there is a “score solution” in the middle of the concert. He opens his window and sees people addicted to blood, running from the Bataklan concert hall at the end of the street, where the American band Eagles of Death Metal is performing. When he starts filming on his mobile phone.
After a while, all the noise and movement stops. Around 10 pm, everything is calm. Psenny decides to take to the streets, convinced that the incident is over. Once down there, he rescued a man, an American who was a few meters away. He drags her into the hallway of his building with the help of a stranger he will never see again. Before closing the front door, he takes one last look outside and feels pain in his arm: a Kalashnikov bullet has just passed through its two halves. The time is 10.01 pm.
A neighbor from the building comes to their aid. After that, they will suffer for hours before being rescued by the police. Three long hours, without knowing if they would pull or take their last breath.