STORY | A Failure of Humanity
"A Failure of Humanity" Devastated by Terror, The Docklands Bombing Survivors: 20 Years On
A blaze of light and destruction tore through The Docklands as a half-tonne bomb brought a bloody end to a 17-month IRA ceasefire. In an explosion that shook East London, at 7.01pm on February 9th 1996, 80 yards from South Quay Station the IRA detonated a large bomb that killed two people and injured over 40. Scarring the landscape, the attack caused £150 million worth of damage and left a crater 10 metres wide and three metres deep. This project takes an intimate look at the lives of Londoners who were victims of The Docklands bombing 20 years ago. I have listened to stories of fear, loss and anger as the individuals featured in the work live with the lasting emotional and physical scars caused by the blast. Their courage and resilience is to be admired.