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Peekskill Film Festival Screens Documentary About Doomed Pan Am Flight 103

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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The upcoming 2016 Peekskill Film Festival will screen the award-winning feature documentary "Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103," about the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, as part of its documentary competition slate, on Saturday, May 14, at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.

Hudson Valley native and filmmaker Phil Furey as well as several local family members of Flight 103 victims, will attend the screening and participate in a Q and A after the film. The film, which documents the lives of a handful of family members of victims killed during one of the first mass terror attacks, had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival in November, with various appearances across the United States at the Napa Valley Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film festival among others.

Filmed over the course of nearly a decade it follows three families of victims, who were part of a group of Syracuse University students returning home from a semester abroad in London when they were murdered aboard Pan Am Flight 103. The 747 Jumbo Jet was ripped apart by a bomb shortly after takeoff on Dec. 21, 1988, with its wreckage raining down upon the small market village of Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 11 people on the ground. The film painstakingly documents the groundbreaking history of the event, which was the first major terrorist attack against the United States.

The film is directed by Furey, a Los Angeles-based journalist and documentary filmmaker who was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, and was a graduate of the Monroe-Woodbury class of 1998.

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