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Held Hostage in Colombia (2003)

On February 12, 2003 a Pentagon-owned Cessna went down in the jungle of southern Colombia. At the crash site, guerillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia's ... See full summary »
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On February 12, 2003 a Pentagon-owned Cessna went down in the jungle of southern Colombia. At the crash site, guerillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombia's largest insurgent group, surrounded the men as they emerged from the plane, and later shot and killed an American pilot and a Colombian crewmember. The three other Americans were captured as "prisoners of war" and are still being held hostage. With unprecedented access, Colombian journalist Jorge Enrique Botero obtained this exclusive interview with the three men in a jungle prison camp on July 25, 2003. Seen for the first time since their abduction, Thomas Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell, flanked by guerrilla soldiers with automatic weapons, reveal what daily life is like in captivity and express their fears that they will never leave Colombia alive. In emotional sequences, the hostages learn that their co-workers died trying to rescue them, and send heartbreaking messages to their loved ... Written by Anonymous

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The exclusive Proof of Life documentary of three American Hostages and their desperate hope to return home alive.

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Official Sites:

Urcunina Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Colombia See more »

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Urcunina Films See more »
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(director's cut)

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Color
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Outstanding Documentary!
19 March 2005 | by schristoffersonSee all my reviews

Held Hostage in Colombia is an incredible documentary about three American contractors whose plane went down in the southern jungles of the South American nation. This documentary works because it's all from the eyes and mouths of the hostages. Incredible detail is obviously put into the work, making it very valuable for anyone wanting to know more about the civil war in Colombia. The only drawback to Held Hostage is its sound quality, but that at the same time gives it a real hard-hitting feeling. Its rough copy definitely drives home the impact of the Marxist rebels.

Be sure to check out the special features as well. Follow Karin and Victoria along through America as they attempt to get interviews with the victims's relatives, as well as information from experts.


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