Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ingrid Betancourt rescued

As was widely reported last week, Ingrid Betancourt, a candidate for president in Colombia when she was kidnapped in 2002, has been freed, along with three Americans held hostage since 2003. For those of you who have not seen the film, now would be a good time to buy ($29.95 home vide0) or rent The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt, a powerful, feature-length documentary released in 2003 by filmmakers Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes, who were interviewed about the film in the 2nd edition of Documentary Storytelling. The filmmakers also produced Held Hostage in Colombia about the Americans; see their website,

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