05.11.2016 - Antoine Leiris
Last year, on the first night of the festival, shocking news of the terrorist attacks in Paris reached Crossing Border. Now, almost a year later, we receive Parisian journalist Antoine Leiris (34).
On that fateful evening, his wife was killed in the Bataclan theatre. Several days after the attacks, he wrote a letter
to the terrorists, which he put on Facebook, refusing to answer their actions with hatred. That letter reached millions of people across the globe.
In You Will Not Have My Hate, Leiris shares his experiences and emotions, from the actual night to the moment he visits his wife’s grave with his son. Without wasting words, he shows his reader that life goes on no matter what, and that fear or hatred should not cause us to close our minds to the world.
The interview is in English.