ABDUCTION tells the true story of Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old Japanese girl abducted on her way home from school in 1977. For 20 years, her desperate parents had no idea what had happened to her, or if she was even still alive. Then, one day the whole world learned the shocking truth.
Complete with bizarre twists and an outcome no one could ever predict, ABDUCTION is a heart-breaking, tantalizing mystery full of spies and secret international intrigue that is still being unraveled today.
Hailed as an “extraordinary.a work of narrative mastery” by The Los Angeles Times and “engrossing” by The New York Times, ABDUCTION has won six festival awards and been shown in 22 countries, including Japan where its theatrical release lasted over 25 weeks. Written, directed and produced by Chris Sheridan and Patty Kim, and executive produced by Jane Campion (The Piano), ABDUCTION will air nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens, hosted by Terrence Howard, on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10PM (check local listings.)
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