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FEATURED JFILM: The Three Hikers

Apr 10, 2016 3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Pittsburgh Premiere

Three-Hikers-WEB-360x257An innocent hike through Northern Iraqi territory turns into a 2+ year international incident when three American civilians mistakenly cross into Iran. This documentary chronicles the fate of those three—Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, son of an Israeli citizen—as they are first captured and then imprisoned for what seems like an indeterminate amount of time. Falsely charged with spying, the three hikers endure inhumane conditions, trumped up charges and the American government’s apparent disinterest in their circumstances. Working almost exclusively from interviews with the three captives, director Natalie Avital tells the story of their imprisonment, the impact on their families back home and the ramifications of the Iranian action on American-Iranian relations.

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Director(s): Natalie Avital

Released: 2015

USA, 96 minutes

English

Followed by a conversation with hiker Joshua Fattal.

In collaboration with the World Affairs Council.

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