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Andrea Berntzen, the film's lead actress, spent time with survivors of the attack to prepare for her role as year-old Kaja. As the teenage survivors of last week's high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. U — July 22, which premiered this week at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival, tries to give a voice to those victims. The gunman was a white supremacist who targeted the campers because they were junior members of the Norwegian social-democratic Labour Party and because of their liberal, multicultural values. At the time of the attacks and during the trial a year later, news coverage focused heavily on the shooter. Now, almost seven years later, the feature film reconstruction of that day attempts to shift the focus away from the perpetrator, and toward the victims. Andrea Berntzen, the film's lead actress, spent time with survivors of the attack to prepare for her role. Berntzen plays year-old Kaja who, when we first meet her at the camp, turns to the camera and declares: "You will never understand.
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A year-old confessed to shooting and killing his entire family at their Alabama home late Monday night, including his 5-year-old sister and two brothers, who were 6 years old and 6 months old, police said. The victims also included his father, John Sisk, 38, and Mary Sisk, his year-old stepmother, the spokesman for the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, Stephen Young, said at a press conference Tuesday. The teenager called authorities late on Monday to say he had heard gunshots while in the basement, prompting a police response. When police arrived at the home in the town of Elkmont, the boy, who has not been identified, said he had run out of the home after hearing the gunshots. However, investigators later discovered "enough discrepancies" in his statement, and called him in for further questioning. The teenager then confessed to killing all five members of his family with a 9mm handgun, according to Young.
Ten students were killed in the school library, where the pair subsequently committed suicide. Another three people were injured trying to escape the school. At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting in United States history. In addition to the shootings, the attack involved several homemade bombs. Two of these were placed in the cafeteria, powerful enough to kill or seriously injure all people within the area, although they failed to detonate. Their cars in the parking lots were made into bombs which also failed to detonate, and at another location away from the school, two bombs were set up as diversions, only one of which partially detonated. The motive remains unclear; but the pair planned the massacre for around a year, and hoped the massacre would cause the most deaths in United States history, which then meant exceeding the death toll of the Oklahoma City bombing , which occurred four years earlier in USA Today referred to the attack as "planned as a grand, if badly implemented, terrorist bombing.