Kidnapped film makers freed in Philippines

Two Filipina documentary film-makers, kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf armed group were freed

Kidnapped film makers freed in Philippines

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two Filipino-Algerian documentary filmmakers, kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf in the strife-torn southern Philippines, have been recovered by authorities after eight months in captivity, Al Jazeera reported.

A military spokesman said that the kidnappers decided to free them amid heightened military activity to locate them.

Nadjoua Bansil said she and her younger sister Linda would return to making movies about marginalised communities.

The two women were recovered on the island of Jolo as authorities were conducting a search for them, the military said.

Both the military and brother declined to say whether a ransom had been paid for the two.

Nadjoua and her sister were seized by members of the Abu Sayyaf group on June 22 while working on a film about the impoverished residents of the heavily-forested island of Jolo.

Last Mod: 21 Şubat 2014, 11:50
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