Paradise Lost: The Philippines DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 4, 2003
Experts analyze the highly-publicized, year-long hostage ordeal that ended in a bloody firefight.
Palawan in the Philippines is a breathtaking island hideaway that attracts tourists from around the world with its pristine beaches and clear waters. But on May 27, 2001, it was visited by a nightmare. Twenty gunmen wearing skimasks stormed the beach of the Dos Palmas Island Resort and rounded up 16 tourists and four of the staff. After looting the hotel, the group and their captives escaped via speedboat to a stronghold on Basilan Island.
From the moment the attackers emerged from the jungle to the bloody culmination of the year-long saga, COME HOME ALIVE tracks the ordeal that cost 13 hostages their lives and attracted worldwide attention to the Muslim separatist movement in the Philippines. At the center of this harrowing tale are Martin and Gracia Burnham, the missionaries who became the focus of the American coverage of the event.