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Westchester Victims Of Pan Am 103 Among Those Featured In New Documentary

A terrorist bomb planted by Libya destroyed New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over the rural village of Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, 38 minutes after takeoff from London’s Heathrow airport.
A terrorist bomb planted by Libya destroyed New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 over the rural village of Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988, 38 minutes after takeoff from London’s Heathrow airport. Photo Credit: Facebook
A collage of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103
A collage of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Photo Credit: Contributed
Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis have built their lives around photography since the death of their beloved daughter Alexia who had pursued photojournalism at Syracuse, and aspired to document strife in conflict zones after graduation.
Aphrodite and Peter Tsairis have built their lives around photography since the death of their beloved daughter Alexia who had pursued photojournalism at Syracuse, and aspired to document strife in conflict zones after graduation. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.. -- The saga of four area families are featured in "Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103." The 84-minute documentary, directed by Phil Furey, will close the Greenwich International Film Festival when it premieres Sunday, June 12.

The movie tells the story of some of the 270 victims, their families and survivors of New York-bound Pan Am Flight 103 after a terrorist bomb planted by Libya destroyed the aircraft 38 minutes after takeoff from London’s Heathrow airport.

Among those from Westchester County: Kenneth John Bissett, 21, from Hartsdale, Pamela Lynn Posen, 20 from Harrison, Rorbert Italo Pagnucco, 51, from South Salem, and Arthur Fondiler, 33, from West Armonk.

The story follow the families -- bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland in December, 1988 -- and the traumatic injustices they faced after their loss.

From the early days when an unprepared U.S. government left the relatives to fend for themselves to more recent history when the only man convicted of the crime was set free in a backdoor oil deal with Libya’s dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, the families refused to go down without a fight, harnessing the power of the media in their war for truth and justice.

Several of the Flight 103 families will be present at the screening of the documentary as will the director.

"Because of the flight path of Flight 103, there are so many families from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York that were affected by this tragedy," said Furey. "It means a lot to be able to bring this film to this region."

For more information on "Since: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103," click here . For a complete list of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103, click here .

To purchase tickets to the film, click here.

The film will show at Bow Tie Cinemas, 2 Railroad Ave. in Greenwich at 7:30 p.m.

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