January 21, 2016 Sundance Curtain Raiser: 19 Documentaries to see By Matthew Jacobs

 
19 Documentaries Premiering At The Sundance Film Festival That We’ll Be Talking About In 2016
“Jim: The James Foley Story”
Directed by Brian Oakes

Global awareness of ISIS’ threats can be linked to a single video that circulated in 2014, depicting kidnapped American journalist James Foley as the terrorist group threatened his life. In his directorial debut, Brian Oakes — a childhood friend of Foley — traces Foley’s story using testimony from his family, who couldn’t pay his ransom for fear of prosecution from the U.S. government, as well as fellow journalists and hostages. The movie also airs on HBO in February.