’22 July’ is an Unsettling Depiction of Norway’s Deadly Terrorist Attack

'22 July' is an unsettling, nauseating and horrific film covering Norway's deadly 2011 terror attack.


In a time where mass shootings too frequently appear on the news cycle, 22 July is difficult to stomach.

22 July is an unsettling, nauseating and horrific film that covers Norway’s two sequential lone wolf terrorist attacks that occurred in 2011. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly discusses the film’s portrayal of extreme trauma, the grief that follows, and the psychological rebuilding of the surviving victims. 

This week’s Psych Cinema unpacks the film’s psychological elements. Watch it here: 

Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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