In August, 2014, a video of the public execution of American photojournalist James Foley rippled across the globe. Foley wore an orange jumpsuit as he knelt beside an ISIS militant dressed in black. That image challenged the world to deal with a new face of terror. And it tested one American family. Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley’s close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war.
Emotional and Powerful, 'Jim: The James Foley Story' Is a Fitting Tribute
In 2014 American journalist James Foley’s video beheading at the hands of the newly emerged ISIS shocked the world. This powerful documentary details his violent death and recalls his short, yet influential life. It also details how Foley survived being kidnapped in Libya to insisting on traveling to Syria that led to his devastating death.