JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY Premieres on HBO on Feb. 6
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JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY Premieres on HBO on Feb. 6

The James Foley Story

HBO Broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 9:00pm
after World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival this Week

HBO Documentary Films is proud to present JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, the personal, intimate story of American journalist James Foley who was murdered by ISIS in 2014, made by his close childhood friend Brian Oakes. After its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at Sundance this week, the film will broadcast on HBO on Saturday, February 6.

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists – while fellow hostages reveal never-before-heard details of his captivity with a chilling intimacy that reveals their courageous untold story of perseverance. Made with unparalleled access (including footage Foley shot himself), and using carefully rendered, sensitive recreations, Oakes takes viewers deep into the darkness and valor of Jim’s captivity. What emerges is a powerful chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS.

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