- Additional Details
- Format: 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 21, 2007
The opening salvo of the War on Terror may have been fired in the Philippine jungle... and no-one heard it until too late. This feature-length special revisits these astounding events.
- Feature-length documentary takes you on location to jihadist strongholds in the Philippines.
- Soon to be a major motion picture from producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
- Hosted by journalist Mark Bowden (Black Hawk Down).
On May 27, 2001 members of the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf kidnapped twenty people from a resort region in the southern Philippines.
On 9/11 this seemingly isolated event took on far greater significance.
Missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham were celebrating their 18th wedding anniversary when they were taken. They suffered in captivity for over a year before a final, desperate rescue attempt left Martin dead and Gracia in mourning for the rest of her life. In this riveting documentary, relive Gracia's experience through her own words and visit the sites of her odyssey.
With acclaimed journalist Mark Bowden as your guide, scour the remote islands that serve as breeding grounds for terror. Discover the untold story of the CIA mission to hunt down Al Qaeda-linked jihadists. For the first time ever, view sobering footage of the terrorists' demise. And meet the captives and the CIA operatives at the heart of this sensational yet little-known chapter in the War on Terror.
While the Burnhams' saga lasted just over a year, the War on Terror continues to this day, and STALKING JIHAD makes an important contribution to our understanding of the changed world in which we live.