When you consider the amount of anti-government hostility in the U.S at the moment, it’s fair to say the events portrayed in Oklahoma City are more relevant than ever…
With lies, terror, fake news, fear, radicalism and the alt-right taking centre stage, Barak goodman’s documentary is already being hailed as one of the year’s top films, reports the LA Times.
Check out the trailer here:
The film covers the events of April 19, 1995 when Timothy McVeigh – a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right – detonated a five-ton homemade fertiliser bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City.
McVeigh’s actions killed 168 people and injured a further 675 – the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history.
Goodman depicts the horrific events that unfolded in disturbing detail.
In their review, The Daily Beast said:
Goodman’s gripping documentary ultimately comes across as a history lesson with all-too-relevant insights to impart – and warnings to scream – about our forthcoming Trumpian America.
The LA Times went a little bit further, describing Oklahoma City as:
A chilling documentary that firmly positions McVeigh not as some delusional loner but rather as a product of a far-right subculture that looked on the U.S. federal government as one of the most dangerous forces on the face of the Earth.