Filmmakers: Brian Oakes; Producers: Teddy Kunhardt, George Kunhardt, Eva Lipman
Runtime: 113 mins
An in-depth look at the life and work of American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS terrorists in 2014.
Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley’s close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes’s gut-wrenching film, Foley’s family, friends, and fellow journalists tell Jim’s story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy. Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion, and pain at the dawn of World War ISIS.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Changes to Visitor Parking
Please be aware that the University will be introducing a new parking permit system, including a new visitor parking booking system, in the near future,. More information about the new parking policy is available here.
The Clerici refurbishment project is underway. During the project it is necessary to reduce the car parking capacity at Gipsy Lane (Headington) site to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors during the construction period. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct visitors to the designated visitor parking to the front of the Gipsy Lane car park area.
Disabled visitors and staff will continue to be permitted to park on site and there will be a designated accessible parking area to the front of Gipsy Lane car park and Gibbs building.
We apologise for any inconvenience and where possible, we would ask all staff and visitors to use public parking and transport.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No food is allowed in the JHB Lecture Theatre, though we have 10% off vouchers for Cafe Central (open until 8pm). These will be given at the door on arrival when you show your ticket.
After the event:
You are welcome to join us for a drink and social discussion at the Brookes Union Bar
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