“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.
This Vimeo Staff Pick is brought to you by Piotr Kabat, who has made a visual homage to the film and subject of "Gonzo The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson". The short is a graphic blur of black and white, narrated with an extract from the documentary.