Past screening

Jim: The James Foley Story

Directed by: Brian Oakes
Runtime: 1hr 53min Year: 2016
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Directed by: Brian Oakes
Runtime: 1hr 53min Year: 2016
Country: United States
Last Screened: Wed 14th Sep 2016

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.

“Incredibly moving” – Indiewire

“Undeniable emotional force” – The Hollywood Reporter

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 Brian Oakes’ 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.