Friday, October 23, 2009

KABUL24 - The Documentary Film

KABUL24 - A documentary film directed by Ben Pearson and narrated by Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) about the captivity of 8 Western aid workers and their 16 Muslim co-workers by the Taliban in 2001.

In the summer of 2001 the Taliban strategically captured 24 Shelter Now International Aid hostages that captured the attention of the world for more than three months. The Taliban took hostage 2 Americans, 2 Australians, 4 Germans, and 16 Muslim co-workers from Afghanistan, and held them as an insurance policy against the impending retaliatory actions of September 11th.

Based on the true story as told by the captives, KABUL24 recounts their frightening 105-day captivity and the cruel treatment of their Muslim co-workers who were accused by the Taliban of converting to Christianity. Revisit their journey from the grueling interrogation to their sham “trial” before the Taliban Supreme Court, to the dangers endured during the bombing of Kabul and a crushing sense that the world had abandoned them. What transpired through this trial is a journey of inspirational faith, grace and endurance.

This film is being shown this weekend at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, KS.

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