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Jim: The James Foley Story (2016)

An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.


Brian Oakes
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Credited cast:
James Foley ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Unai Aranzadi Unai Aranzadi ... Self - Photojournalist
Zac Baillie Zac Baillie ... Self - Photojournalist
Manu Brabo Manu Brabo ... Self - Photojournalist
Ben Chase ... Jim - recreations
Merritt Chase Merritt Chase ... Hostage
Yuri Danilov Yuri Danilov ... Hostage
Charles DePiero Charles DePiero ... Hostage
Tom Durkin Tom Durkin ... Self
Mosa'ab Elshamy Mosa'ab Elshamy ... Self - Photojournalist
John Foley Sr. John Foley Sr. ... Self
Diane Foley Diane Foley ... Self
Katie Foley Katie Foley ... Self
Mark Foley Mark Foley ... Self
Michael Foley Michael Foley ... Self


In August 2014, the video execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS exposed the world to the new face of terror. Directed by Foley's childhood friend Brian Oakes,, this powerful, gut-wrenching documentary tells Foley's tragic story through interviews with his family, friends and colleagues, while his fellow hostages reveal the chilling details of their captivity. Written by Jwelch5742

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James Foley: I was horrified to learn how much my friends and family had done to help me.I was inspired and horrified. It was a weird feeling of like going to your own funeral.
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Journalism 101...
22 February 2016 | by poe-48833See all my reviews

James Foley was one of those crazy-brave journalists who are the very backbone of any legitimate 21st century Democracy- someone who quite literally put it all on the line to tell us all just what the f--- was REALLY going on around the world. DEMOCRACY NOW! was where I first saw Foley, and I was impressed from the first; like Amy Goodman and everyone else I've discovered on DEMOCRACY NOW!, Foley risked his life to get to the Truth and to present it to the world. His final moments are hard to watch (and here I'm talking about what we see in JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY; I have no morbid interest whatsoever in seeing the rest). This documentary is as much a tribute to the Spirit of True Journalism as it is to the man who inspired it.

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2 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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