So, your dad has been kidnapped by a rebel group and you are forced to negotiate for his release… what do you do?
Time & Location
Oct 05, 2020, 7:00 PM
Perry Street, Perry St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777, USA
About The Event
Limited to 50 Cars !
MIRACLE FISHING Monday, October 5, 2020 (Raindate: Next Clear Night) 7:00 PM Perry Street LIRR Parking Lot, Perry Street and Oakland Ave. Port Jefferson, New York, 11777 Guest Speaker recorded via Zoom: Miles Hargrove, Director (who is also the son of the kidnapped victim, journalist Tom Hargrove), moderated by Tom Needham, Host of The Sounds of Film at WUSB radio.
Directed by Miles Hargrove
So, your dad has been kidnapped by a rebel group and you are forced to negotiate for his release… what do you do? Well, if you’re Miles Hargrove, you make a video diary. Twenty-five years later, with the gift of hindsight, he returned to these diaries to tell this incredible story. In 1994, the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) kidnapped journalist Tom Hargrove from the family home in Cali, Columbia, leaving his wife and two sons to pay the ransom. With the help of their friends, including a hostage negotiator, FBI agent and their 18-year-old neighbor, the group navigated conditions for his expected release. Their story, impeccably captured by a then state-of-the-art Video8 camcorder, shows a family in crisis, yearning for normalcy and finding moments of hope and kindness amidst the horror. The 2000 film PROOF OF LIFE with Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe and David Morse as the character who is kidnapped, presented a fictionalized version of this real-life thriller.
Running Time: 104 minutes