DIRECTORS ON CNN
“ABDUCTION” DIRECTORS GO LIVE ON CNN
ISSUE WILL GET BIGGEST AUDIENCE YET
For Immediate Release
April 27, 2006
Washington, DC The abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea will get its biggest American audience to date when the directors of a new documentary on the subject appear live on CNN’s “American Morning” on Friday, April 28th at 9am. Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim are scheduled to be on the show and will talk about the film “ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story,” the award-winning documentary about a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies. The film opened in January and has received three awards and rave reviews from critics.
“We’re hoping the CNN interview will help open up the discussion in America about the abduction issue,” said Sheridan. “Many Americans have never heard about the abductions but now we’ve been given a huge opportunity to tell it to hundreds of thousands of them.”
The producers of the show, which gets about half a million viewers every day, called the film’s directors on Wednesday requesting the interview. The interview will follow hearings on Capitol Hill by a Japanese delegation regarding the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korea. Among those testifying is Sakie Yokota, Megumi’s mother.
Sheridan and Kim will do Friday’s interview from a studio in Toronto, Canada. They will be in Toronto attending the Hot Docs International Film Festival, the largest documentary film festival in North America.
The Executive Producer of “ABDUCTION” is Oscar-winning director Jane Campion. The film is produced in association with the BBC.
For more info on the film, go to www.safarimedia.net
For more info on CNN’s American Morning: http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/american.morning/