Directed by his childhood friend, Brian Oakes, ‘Jim’ is the story of one man’s courage under fire to bring the stories of the Syrian people West, and the huge price he paid for doing this.
On November 22nd 2012, Thanksgiving Day in America, photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and held hostage for two years. His execution video in 2014 sent shockwaves around the globe and introduced the world to ISIS. Brian Oakes tells Jim’s haunting story through interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists, as well as in-depth testimony from fellow hostages who reveal incredible, never-before-released details of his captivity. ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’ is an unforgettable and moving tribute.
Dir. Brian Oakes, US, 2016, 111 mins
Cast (as themselves): Unai Aranzadi, Zac Baillie, Manu Brabo