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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.

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Credited cast:
James Foley ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Unai Aranzadi ... Himself - Photojournalist
Zac Baillie ... Himself - Photojournalist
Manu Brabo ... Himself - Photojournalist
... Jim - recreations
Merritt Matthew Chase ... Hostage (as Merritt Chase)
Charles DePiero ... Hostage
Tom Durkin ... Himself
Mosa'ab Elshamy ... Himself - Photojournalist
John Foley Sr. ... Himself
Diane Foley ... Herself
Katie Foley ... Herself
Mark Foley ... Himself
Michael Foley ... Himself
Michael D. Joseph ... Hostage
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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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The Empty Chair
Written by J. Ralph and Sting
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An Honest & Emotional Account
27 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

The emotional depth of this documentary is vast, impressive, immersive. In "Jim", James Foley is beautifully dissected as one of the most honest and kind-hearted conflict journalists of any time.

I find it hard to review this film because of how powerful the entire experience was. I teared up half a dozen times, I couldn't find many words to say to my friends afterwards and neither could they. The documentary seemed to have taken control of us. But the moment that topped off the experience was after the Sundance screening, the director, James Foley's parents, and the young French journalist that was in captivity with James came out for a Q&A. The entire 500 seat audience gave a standing ovation, many in tears.

I'm not sure how else to explain it without giving anything away. It was hard to stomach some of the more graphic and real images from inside Syria. Overall it was an incredible viewing experience, one that needs to be shared with as many people as possible. Especially in 2016 when ISIS appears to be a real threat.


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