ABDUCTION OPENS AT UNITED NATIONS!
FILMMAKERS PREPARE FOR PREMIERE AT THE UNITED NATIONS
Abduction issue will get international audience
For immediate release
Washington, DC An award-winning film about a Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies will get its most important audience yet when it opens next week at the United Nations. “ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” will make its New York debut Monday at the UN before diplomats and policymakers.
“This is definitely the most important audience we’ve had,” says Chris Sheridan, who, along with his wife Patty Kim, directed and produced the 85-minute documentary. “We really hope people will see this film and finally understand why this is one of the most important human rights issues in Asia today.”
The film follows Megumi’s parents in their 30-year battle to try to get their daughter back. Called “extraordinary” by the Los Angeles Times and “heartbreaking” by the Washington Post, “ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” has won six awards and packed theaters all over the world.
Monday’s screening at the UN precedes the film’s New York theatrical debut at the Cinema Village (22 E. 12th Street) where the general public can see it starting January 12th. In November, the film held a very successful premiere at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC before it opened to the general public. The film received critical praise and was extended four weeks due to popular demand.
“ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” is produced in association with the BBC and with the assistance of Fuji TV.
The Executive Producer of the film is Jane Campion, the Oscar-winning director of “The Piano”.
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For film info, visit www.abductionfilm.com