Freeing Ingrid Betancourt: The True Story

The sensational story behind the liberation of Ingrid Betancourt. On the 2nd July, 2008 the Colombian army rescued Ingrid Betancourt, FARC’s most valuable hostage. It had taken more than six years to secure her freedom. Six years of negotiations, parallel diplomacy and double bluff. On that very day, our journalists were filming a FARC unit in the jungles of Colombia. Witness their reactions as they learn of Betancourt’s release. How did she come to be finally freed? Was a ransom paid and what role did the Colombian government play in her release? For the first time, the military officers involved explain what really happened. Unpublished pictures, taken by Colombian Special Forces, reveal the last days, the last hours and the last minutes of the captivity of Ingrid Bétancourt…


  • Year: 2008
  • Duration: 55 & 77 mins
  • Production: MAGNETO PRESSE
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
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