Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel

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Featuring photos taken by paparazzi and others who happened on the scene, this documentary examines the tragic 1997 car accident in which Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed died, and tells the story of the photographers who were arrested. Produced by the U.K.’s Channel 4, the program reveals a never-before-scene photographic record of the events that transpired in the hour following the crash in Paris’s Pont de l’Alma tunnel. Director: Janice Sutherland, Stuart Tanner (Netflix Description)

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3 thoughts on “Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel

  1. I didn’t see the film in its entirety, but what the conclusion presented seemed to me was that there was a message sent through the media to deter the masses from the truth. This is like every other instance of how the media can manipulate with having the first word. Along with the police, the media found a way to tarnish the photographers names and reputations almost instantly. This one instance goes to show you how much influence the media really has in this world.

  2. This film brings us a closer look at the way in which media hype and the constant hounding of the paparazzi can have disastrous endings.
    It was interesting to note the backlash against the press, specifically photo journalists, and the ironic twist in which they came under the spotlight of the press.

    In parallel with American society, we can see this example in the headlines created by the “Britney spears controversy” and how anyone plagued by the media can “fall from grace” so to speak

  3. I found this documentary enlightening.

    Like many people, I initially believed the reports that photographers somehow caused the fatal car crash. Diana’s brother actually said as much on more than one occasion.

    This investigative film makes it clear that the photographers were not even in the area at the time of the crash, much less chasing the car.

    The driver was legally drunk and speeding, and the occupants of the car were not wearing seat belts. (except for the lone survivor – Diana’s bodyguard.)

    The photographers who happened upon the crash afterwards made convenient scapegoats for the tragedy.

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