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    Fritzl: What Happened Next (2017)

    When Elisabeth Fritzl spoke to police at the end of her 24-year-captivity ordeal at the hands of her father, she shocked officers with her words. “No one will believe me anyway”, Elisabeth told Willibald Reitner, who in April 2008 was the head of criminal investigation in Amstetten, the Austrian city where Fritzl kept his […]

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    Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)

    In 1974, young Patty Hearst became a media icon after she was kidnapped from her apartment by a group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). At the time, Patty was an impressionable college student who happened to be the granddaughter of the infamous William Randolph Hearst. The SLA’s demands on Hearst’s family were […]

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    Hannah Anderson: Anatomy of a Kidnapping (2014)

    On August 4, firefighters and police responded to a fire at a log cabin near San Diego belonging to 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio. They soon found a green tarp in the garage. When officers lifted it, they “saw a human body was face down and noticed the tarp was partially melted to the head, […]

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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 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 […]

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    Held Hostage: The In Amenas Ordeal (2013)

    Held Hostage is the real and terrifying story of ordinary foreign workers who came face to face with Al Qaeda at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria in January 2013. The attack left over 37 foreign hostages dead, including people from the U.S., U.K., France, Japan, and Norway. As the horrific events unfolded […]

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    Hope From Colombia – The Story of Governor Guillermo Gaviria (2008)

    Hope From Colombia – The Story of Governor Guillermo Gaviria (2008) – A compelling story about the first elected leader in history who totally committed himself to nonviolence and nonkilling. The dramatic rescue and release of Colombia hostage Ingrid Betancourt on July 2, 2008, riveted the world’s attention. Another kidnapping victim the same year […]

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    Hostage Crisis Massacre (2011)

    Hostage Crisis Massacre is the story of how one man armed with a gun created an 11-hour international media spectacle, played out live on television. National Geographic goes deep inside the high-stakes hostage negotiation in Manila that offers stark lessons on what can go wrong when the police negotiators lose control and the media […]

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    Kidnapped (2004)

    Chad Choice, an 8-year-old boy, is kidnapped from his home in Tyler, Texas. Two ransom notes follow but no one shows up for the money. Chad’s parents receive a package containing his skull! Five years later, various bones are sent to jail inmates with demands to keep quiet or else. Can one of them […]

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    Kidnapped! (2005)

    A couple mysteriously vanish after a romantic evening under the stars… A teenager disappears on her way home from school… A university graduate goes missing whilst holidaying in London… From the early 1970s to the mid-80s, scores of ordinary Japanese disappeared without a trace, many of them from beaches and remote villages along the […]

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    Laura Cowan: Against Their Will (2016)

    Laura Cowan, the former wife of polygamist Mansa Musa Muhummed, will speak out on TV One’s crime documentary Justice By Any Means. Many will remember the story of Laura Cowan, who came forward after being sexually assaulted, brutally beaten, and forced to live in squalor with over 12 children in a filthy garage in […]

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    Leila Khaled: Hijacker – English Subtitles (2006)

    In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmaker Lina Makboul admired Khaled for her bold actions; as an adult, she began asking complex questions about the legacy created by her childhood hero. This fascinating documentary is at […]