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Title Hostage
Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2005


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS CRC  300 Ced/Ges  2005/10/11 (DVD)  AVAILABLE
Description 1/2 in
Series Cutting edge (Television program)
Cutting edge (Television program)
Summary "This documentary looks at how hostage-taking is used as media propaganda by modern terrorists and how it has brought a powerful and deplorable version of terrorism into living rooms around the world. Captors have reduced human life to a mere commodity a lucrative venture for militants seeking a potent political weapon. This documentary investigates the historical precedent and modern implications of hostage-taking. The recent history of hostage-taking stretches back to the ruins of Beirut and the Shia terrorists who seized Terry Waite. Now, Sunni militants in Iraq conduct brutal beheadings on camera to expose their ruthless drive for revenge. We see the political and emotional dilemmas unfold with remarkable access to kidnapped Italian journalist Guiliana Sgrena's family since the day she was seized to her release. (From the UK, in English, Italian and Arabic) CC " -- SBS website
Notes Available as videocassette (VHS) or DVD. Duration: 60 min
Off-air recording of SBS-TV "Cutting edge" broadcast October 11, 2005. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Hostages.
Hostage negotiations.
Genre/Form Video recordings.
Author Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
Other Titles Cutting edge 2005/10/11