In August 2014, the video execution of American conflict journalist James Foley by the militant group ISIS challenged the world to deal with a new face of terror. But 40-year-old Foley was more than just the victim of this brutal killing. Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foleys childhood friend, JIM: The James Foley Story takes viewers from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. The film culminates in Foleys 2012 capture by ISIS and the confusion and emotional upheaval that followed, ending in his ...

  • DirectorBrian Oakes
  • Starring
    James Foley
  • Runtime 1 hr 51 min
  • StudioGRAVITAS VENTURES
  • QualityHD

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Storyville: Jim – The James Foley Story (BBC4, Sunday) does not show – or dwell on – his murder. It is a film, made by his childhood friend Brian Oakes, about what came before. It is about James's – Jim's – life, told by his parents in their cosy New ...

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A personal portrait of the American photojournalist who was beheaded by Isis, this documentary was directed by Foley's childhood friend, first-time film-maker Brian Oakes. As such, it is crafted with love rather than any great skill. It's impassioned ...

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