HBO has released its trailer for the upcoming “Stolen Daughters” documentary about the hundreds of Christian schoolgirls who were kidnapped and held hostage by Islamic radicals.
As the trailer for “Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram” shows, 276 schoolgirls from the mostly Christian town of Chibok, Nigeria, were kidnapped in April 2014 by the Boko Haram.
In 2017, some 103 of the kidnapped girls were returned, but the others remain in captivity, along with thousands of other women and children captured by the terror group.
The film, set to release on Oct. 22, gives voice to many of the rescued girls who remember the initial raid and how they were taken hostage.
“They told us they are here to protect us,” one of the girls recalls. The realization then came that “they are not soldiers, they are Boko Haram.”
Another girl adds: “I will remember that day for the rest of my life.”
The film looks at national and international efforts to locate and rescue the remaining Chibok girls who are still being held hostage by the radical group.
The filmmakers also examine the #BringBackOurGirls global social media campaign that put an international spotlight on the crisis. Major figures, including former first lady Michelle Obama joined the movement, along with numerous human rights and persecution watchdog groups.
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Source: Christian Post