Confessions of an Innocent Man (2007)

  |  Documentary, Biography


The shocking, heart-wrenching story of British-Canadian engineer William Sampson who lived a privileged life in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia until he was kidnapped, locked up and tortured by Saudi thugs for almost three years.


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Director:

David Paperny

Writers:

Ian Gill (narration written by), David Paperny (narration written by), William Sampson (book)

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5 May 2009 | paulgeaf
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| Not the most shocking
..documentary I've watched, which isn't to say that I was wanting it to be shocking; I just expected it to be after reading about the subject matter and the torture etc. I am glad to say it was much more than that and was done really well.

The story is of a guy who is taken hostage by Saudi Arabia and, as you will learn, is completely innocent of any crimes and, is tortured so much that he kind of retreats into a place, mentally, where he can at least feel a sense of control and cling on to the part of himself that makes him human.

Almost like going into madness, he ends up in a very strange place that none of us, hopefully, would ever have to put ourselves.

They really took away all of what made him human up til' then with the absolute brutality of the practises they subjected him to over and over. You get a lot of talking head shots of the guy as he is after he went home and you can see it in his eyes...he still suffers to even talk about it. The film is made of reconstructions and a lot of talking heads, he was captive with some others at the time and so they tell their story too.

This is a very good film and I recommend it.

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Documentary | Biography

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Release Date:

3 November 2007

Language

English


Country of Origin

Canada

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