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Tom Hargrove was kidnapped by chance. Like many foreigners in Colombia, the guerilla organization that took him wanted to use him as bait for “miracle fishing”. In other words, they demanded a 6-million-dollar ransom. Hargrove’s wife and sons, unprepared for this horrifying scenario, could not pay. Helped by neighbors, friends, and relatives, they set up a base of operations and negotiated with the kidnappers for nearly a year. Hargrove’s son, Miles, got a Video 8 Camcorder from his mother and with her encouragement, documented the entire nerve-wracking drama. Now, more than two decades later, he puts the puzzle pieces back together in an attempt to understand how his family had survived this shocking ordeal—and how it changed forever because of it.
A Discovery+ Original

Previous Festivals: DOC NYC, Tribeca, AFI Docs, Internationales Filmfest Oldenburg, Monmouth International Film Festival, Nantucket, Sidewalk, WATCHDOCS, Docufest Dallas Video Fest, Brisbane International Film Festival, Trinidad & Tobago International Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Fantastic Film Festival, Australia, NH Docs, Philadelphia International Film Festival

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 01.07 | 18:30 | Webinars | Conversation with filmmaker Miles Hargrove
  • Fri 02.07 | 18:30 | Cinematheque 3
  • Sun 04.07 | 12:15 | Cinematheque 4
  • Wed 07.07 | 18:45 | Cinematheque 1
  • Watch online | The film will be available from July 1st until July 31st

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Conversation with filmmaker Miles Hargrove

    Thu 01.07 at 18:30

Miles has worked as a BTS documentarian on productions like Proof of Life and the Harry Potter franchise. His feature work includes co-directing and editing The Starck Club, and editing Torey’s Distraction. Recently he has shot for the Emmy nominated 6DOF, live-streaming VR for events like Coachella.

Production: Eric F. Martin
Production Company: Three Three Four LLC
Script: Eric. F. Martin
Sound Design: Tony Villaflor
Music: Jimmy Stofer