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Downfall: The Case Against Boeing

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Aircraft builder's alleged role in fatal crashes; violence.

Movie PG-13 2022 89 minutes
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This is definitive documentary-making by award-winning director Rory Kennedy about the two aircraft crashes that impacted lives across the globe. In Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, Zipporah Kuria, daughter of Joseph Waithaka, recalls her father's final words before his March 10, 2019 departure on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. "He was going to Kenya because he wanted to better the community that he grew up in…He said that 'I love you, and I said 'I love you too.'" For Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor, it was important to unveil why these events took place. "They had the public's trust," Pasztor says of the company's stellar reputation, "and two planes dropped out of the sky." Kennedy's thought-provoking film is must-see viewing to learn about a senseless chapter in global aviation history.

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