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Graphic film of Bali bombings at Kuta memorial ripped our hearts apart, son of terror victim says

Graphic film of Bali bombings at Kuta memorial ripped our hearts apart, son of terror victim says


Graphic film of Bali bombings at Kuta memorial ripped our hearts apart, son of terror victim says

A graphic, gruesome film screened at Kuta's ground zero monument marking the 20th anniversary of the Bali bombings has upset and angered some friends and relatives of the dead.

The film, shown beside the monument at a ceremony attended by hundreds of Australians and Indonesians, depicted the catastrophic explosions that tore through the nightclubs, and their aftermath.

The ABC reported that at 11.05pm, the time of the attack that killed 202 people including 88 Australians, the screen showed videos of terrorist bombings including the attack on the Sari club, followed by footage of the wounded in hospital.

Jeff Marshall, son of Bali bomb victim Bob Marshall, told ABC radio he was stunned and saddened by the decision.

"They put up a video of all the bombings, all the carnage, which just ripped all our hearts apart seeing it all again," he said.

The videos reportedly included footage of the convicted bomber Umar Patek, who is facing early release on parole.

Jan Laczynski, who lost five friends in the attack and was also present at the ceremony, told the ABC it was "not an appropriate spot" to show his image.

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