Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:09

Theo Padnos: The Consolation of Fiction

“I think creativity comes when you are worried that they are about to kill you. That’s what happened in my case.“

 -Theo Padnos, September, 2016

In 2014, five American citizens, James Foley, Peter Kassig, Kayla Mueller, Steven Sotloff, and Theo Padnos, were being held by Islamic militants in Syria.

Today, only Theo Padnos is alive.

The story of his capture; his nearly two years as a prisoner of Jebhat al Nusra, a Qaeda subsidiary; and of his release and nostos, is the subject of the documentary, Theo Who Lived.

Directed by David Schisgall, and produced by Zeitgeist Films, Theo Who Lived will open in New York on October 7th and in Los Angeles on October 21st.

Published in Front Page Stories