Banged Up Abroad: Night­mare in So­ma­lia

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Wed­nes­day, 8.30pm, Nat Geo Ad­ven­ture Those who take an in­ter­est in me­dia mat­ters will re­mem­ber the case of Aus­tralian pho­to­jour­nal­ist Nigel Bren­nan. Along with Cana­dian video jour­nal­ist Amanda Lind­hout, Bren­nan was kid­napped in So­ma­lia in 2008 and held for 462 days. The pair lived al­most ev­ery moment in fear of be­ing ex­e­cuted as fam­ily in Aus­tralia fran­ti­cally ne­go­ti­ated with their cap­tors and tried to raise a ran­som of more than $1m. This is Bren­nan’s story, told in his own words to cam­era as the events and sit­u­a­tions he is de­scrib­ing are beau­ti­fully played out by fine ac­tors. We meet them at the air­port as they ar­rive in So­ma­lia and stay with them for what seems like the full 462 days. By

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