"Incredibly moving" - Indiewire
"Undeniable emotional force" - The Hollywood Reporter
Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley’s close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where photojournalist James (Jim) Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war.
On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes’s gut-wrenching film, Foley’s family, friends, and fellow journalists tell Jim’s story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy.
Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion, and pain at the dawn of a new World War against ISIS.
We're delighted to be hosting a panel discussion following the screening chaired by CPJ's Elisabeth Witchel. She will be joined by the film's director Brian Oakes, James Foley's mother, Diane Foley and photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage along with James Foley in Syria. Click here for regular screenings from Friday 2nd September.
Screening in partnership with the Frontline Club
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