The Siege
The Siege
60 min • Politics & World Affairs, Crime • 2017

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On 15th December 2014, a regular Monday became a day of terror in a Sydney café when a lone gunman took 18 hostages. In this special, these hostages and the families of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson open up about that day and the aftermath.

The Siege: Episode 1
1. The Siege: Episode 1
52 mins

PART 1: Award-winning Investigative reporter Sarah Ferguson talks to the families of the hostages of the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege about their experience on the day and their devastation, anger, and frustration in the aftermath of the siege. As they recount their terrifying ordeal as they waited, this investigation also examines how authorities over several years failed to comprehend the risk posed by hostage taker Man Haron Monis.

The Siege: Episode 2
2. The Siege: Episode 2
58 mins

Part 2: Get an in-depth look at the 2014 Lindt Cafe siege, presented by award-winning investigative reporter, Sarah Ferguson. This film explores everything from the families of the hostages recount their fleeting communications with their loved ones, to a forensic examination of how the disaster unfolded.