Cross Rhythms Product Code: 93916
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Film
Cat. Code: 899129002020
Running Time (minutes): 89
For three months in the summer of 2001, the desperate plight of eight aid workers kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and accused of spreading Christianity, captured the attention of the world. With the growing spectre of U.S. retaliation for 9/11, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden attempted to use their Western hostages as bargaining tools. What the captors did not count on was coming face-to-face with the enduring faith of people who know their only hope was in Christ.
Their captivity and trial drew international outrage and fiery debate: Were they aid workers or missionaries? Is it ethical to proselytize in Muslim countires where the law forbids it? Were they, in fact, getting what they deserved?
As event would prove, the truth behind their arrest was far more sinister than the world before 11 September, 2001, could ever have imagined.
Six years in the making, Kabul 24 takes you around the globe to reveal the personal stories behind the eight Western prisoners and their sixteen Afghan coworkers who were thrust into the international spotlight. You will follow their amazing saga as they endure 105 days of harrowing captivity, the bombing of Kabul, a sham Supreme Court trial, and a rescue as suspense-filled and miraculous as the story itself.
Narrated by Jim Caviezel.