Film role for sister of 7/7 bus bombing victim

By Jessica Elgot, July 5, 2012
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The family of a young picture editor killed in the 7/7 bus bombing in Tavistock Square is backing the UK launch of a film celebrating positive change after terrorist atrocities.

UK screenings of the Love Hate Love documentary coincide with the seventh anniversary of the London attacks which killed 52 people, including Miriam Hyman, 32, a North Western Reform Synagogue member. The memorial trust set up by her family has equipped the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre in Bhubaneswar, India. Ms Hyman’s sister, Esther, was interviewed for the film in London and India.

It also includes interviews with the families of Peter Alderman, killed in 9/11, and Ben Tullipan, injured in the Bali nightclub bombing.

One of the screenings will be at Woburn House Conference Centre, near the scene of the Tavistock Square bombing. Esther Hyman explained that “a chef at the venue, Alex Marshall, came running out with first-aid kits on the day of the bombings, bringing table-tops to use as stretchers. We became friends and he wanted to help with the film. He has organised for us to use the venue for free.”

Other showings will be at the Jewish Museum, the Everyman Belsize Park and the O2 Academy, Oxford. There will be Q&As after the film with Esther Hyman and her mother, Mavis.

    Last updated: 4:28pm, July 5 2012