Confessions of an innocent man
DVD
2008
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"[This documentary] examines William Sampson's harrowing experience while imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for a crime he did not commit. Sampson, who was working as a business consultant in Saudi Arabia at the time of his sudden arrest, belonged to a community of western ex-pats who worked hard and played hard. He, along with several other men, was charged with the terrorist bombing and murder of a fellow western ex-pat in December of 2000. With no evidence of his guilt, and despite pleading his innocence, Sampson was repeatedly tortured and received no counsel or visitation by his government until after his captors got what they wanted: a confession. Finally freed after a total of 31 months, one burning question remains unanswered: Where was the Canadian government, and why wasn't more done to help? [The film] is an unforgettable testament to one man's struggle to survive injustice, brutality, and the geo-politics that condone them"--Container.

Item Details
Subjects:
False imprisonment -- Saudi Arabia.
Judicial error -- Saudi Arabia.
Prisoners -- Canada -- Biography.
Prisoners -- Saudi Arabia -- Riyadh -- Biography.
Sampson, William, 1959-
Saudi Arabia -- Foreign relations -- Western countries.
Torture victims -- Saudi Arabia -- Riyadh -- Biography.
Western countries -- Foreign relations -- Saudi Arabia.
Other Authors:
National Film Board of Canada.
Paperny, David.
Sampson, William, 1959-
Sheen, Martin.
Publisher, Date:
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, [2008]
Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes:
Palliser: Public performance rights.
Narrator, Martin Sheen.
Closed captioned.
Based on the book Confessions of an innocent man by William Sampson.
Originally produced by Innocent Man Productions Inc. in 2007.
[Produced by] Paperny Films in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, and in association with CTV Television.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
153C 9107 407
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