Friday, January 19, 2007


Abduction issue will get national audience

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC An award-winning film about a 13-year-old Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies will get a national audience in Canada this weekend. “ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” will air on Canada’s CBC television on Sunday, January 21st at 10pm Eastern Time (7pm Pacific). The film will be shown on CBC TV’s “The Passionate Eye”, a documentary program that is very popular among Canadian viewers.
“We’re from Canada so we’re very proud and excited to be showing this film in our native country,” said Chris Sheridan, who directed the film along with his wife, Patty Kim. “We know Canadians have good hearts and when they see this story, they, too, will be touched by the story of the Yokota family.” The filmmakers currently reside in Washington, DC where they run their own production company, Safari Media.
The CBC broadcast will be the first airing of the program to a nationally-televised audience. Other broadcasters like the BBC in the United Kingdom, BeTV in Belgium, Eesti Television in Estonia, ABC TV in Australia, Danish Broadcasting Corporation in Denmark, DBS TV in Israel will also air the film this year.
“ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” is currently playing at the Cinema Village in New York where it has been held over a second week due to popular demand. The film’s also been receiving rave reviews from publications like the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, New York magazine and others.
“ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story” is the heart-breaking tale of a Japanese girl kidnapped by North Korean spies in 1977. The film follows her parents’ emotional journey to try to get her back.
The film’s Executive Producer is Oscar-winning director Jane Campion. The film is produced in association with the BBC with the assistance of Fuji TV.

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