Terror victims speak out in ‘Hear Our Voices’

Tahir lost his wife to a terror bombing at a U.N. office. (Hear Our Voices)

“You always think it happens to other people, but not to you.”

With these words, Alan describes the specter of terrorism in the film “Hear Our Voices,” after guerrillas held him captive for seven years.

Filmed by the Global Survivors Network, “Hear Our Voices” focuses on terror victims from Pakistan, Jordan, Northern Ireland, Uganda, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Spain, Colombia and the United States, who tell their stories in their own words.

This shortened version of “Hear Our Voices” shows how innocent people handle the loss of freedom and loved ones, and deal with physical injuries because of terrorism:

Short films can effectively communicate complex ideas in the fight against extremism. The United States partners with other countries and organizations to fight terror.