April 3 – 14
At Tower City
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Country: UNITED KINGDOM, COLOMBIA, GERMANY
Run Time: 83 minutes
On September 12, 2003 eight tourists from around the globe were taken from their huts by guerilla forces in Sierra Nevada, Colombia. For 101 days they were held hostage by their kidnappers, members of the ELN-the National Liberation Army fighting the Colombian government and right-wing paramilitaries. As prisoners they were forced to endure horrific conditions hidden deep in the mountains of Colombia, including starvation, exhaustion, and intense psychological damage. One of these tourists was Mark Henderson, a British filmmaker who takes us with him on his return to the jungle six years later, along with three of his fellow hostages. Erez and Ido are two Israelis who are still struggling with their feelings of extreme anger and resentment toward their captors. Reini, from Germany and the only woman of the group, seems to have suffered the most emotionally. Eleven months after their final rescue, Mark and Reini started receiving e-mails from Antonio and Camila, the only guerilla members who showed them any humanity during their captivity, inviting them to return and meet with them so that both sides can attempt to gain some form of closure. MY KIDNAPPER is a harrowing self-exploration that examines the relationship between kidnappers and their hostages. (In English and Spanish with subtitles) – M.M.
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Kate Horne, Mark Henderson
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Mark Henderson has been producing and directing TV documentaries for BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 in the UK for the past 15 years. Kate Horne is a journalist, producer, and director specializing in documentaries based in Colombia and Ecuador.
Mark Henderson – " The World's Heaviest Man" (2007), "Find Me a Family" (2009), "650 – lb. Virgin" (2009), MY KIDNAPPER (2010) Kate Horne – "In Search of the Headshrinkers of the Amazon" (2009), MY KIDNAPPER (2010)