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3 Hikers (2015)

The Three Hikers (original title)
'The Three Hikers' tells the story of three Americans (Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal) who went hiking in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2009, and were captured and held as ... See full summary »

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Natalie Avital

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Natalie Avital
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Sarah Shourd Sarah Shourd ... Herself
Shane Bauer Shane Bauer ... Himself
Joshua Fattal Joshua Fattal ... Himself
Nora Shourd Nora Shourd ... Herself
Cindy Hickey Cindy Hickey ... Herself
Laura Fattal Laura Fattal ... Herself
Al Bauer Al Bauer ... Himself
Jacob Fattal Jacob Fattal ... Himself
Alex Fattal Alex Fattal ... Himself
Shannon Bauer Shannon Bauer ... Herself
Nicole Lindstrom Nicole Lindstrom ... Herself
Shon Meckfessel Shon Meckfessel ... Himself
Tegra Fisk Tegra Fisk ... Herself
Natalie Senske Natalie Senske ... Herself
Jenny Bohrman Jenny Bohrman ... Herself
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'The Three Hikers' tells the story of three Americans (Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal) who went hiking in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan in July 2009, and were captured and held as political hostages by the Iranian Government for more than two years. Set against the backdrop of the complex geopolitical stalemate between the United States and Iran and the emergence of their crisis as an international news story, the documentary chronicles Sarah, Shane and Josh's time in prison while also telling the the very personal story of three families and their unyielding efforts to get their loved ones home.

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English

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18 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Incredible BioDoc! Solid 7+ Stars from me!!!
26 October 2017 | by huggibearSee all my reviews

Wow! I just don't understand Iran! I vaguely remember this story. First of all, why was Sarah released before the other two men? Second, why was Sarah placed in solitary confinement and not the other two men? There are still a lot of holes in this story in my opinion, but the documentary was well done. Regardless, Iran never followed the international rights and they should have been forced to do so via international law/agreements. I think Iran was getting revenge on the US, but what do I really know? Either way, the hikers were clearly innocent. How does justice get served this way? How do you get the time you wasted back from a story of three hikers that were completely misunderstood and wrongfully accused? These hikers had so much US support that began with their families and these people never gave up on the release of all 3 hikers. This is an inspirational story because of international relations. That speaks volumes regarding personal value of a situation/story. If I were to be in that kind of situation on my own, the amount of physical support I would receive might not be as big. There was clear value in this kind of situation. What made it so valuable that it received such great publicity and international focus? Not the hikers, nor their families, but more about the guidelines of abiding by international law in my opinion. Other countries need to get with the program. People make mistakes because of their focus. Excellent story! I hope something was done about Iran's blatant disregard of international law. The two men should have never spent two very long years in their prison system and Sarah should have never spent one very long year in their solitary confinement prison system. I think that is why Iran's president finally gave in because they knew they were in the wrong, not to mention all the pressure Iran received about the hiker's release. Watch this so you can form your own conclusion.


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