Los Angeles, CA – September 19, 2017 – TriCoast Worldwide has set a theatrical release date for 3 HIKERS in Los Angeles, with more cities opening over the next month.
In July of 2009, American hikers Sarah Shourd, Shane Bauer, and Josh Fattal mistakenly wandered off their hiking trail in Northern Iraqi Kurdistan, crossing a poorly marked border with Iran. They quickly experienced the draconian consequences of their error as they became political hostages of the Iranian Government under suspicion of espionage and held in Iran’s notorious Evin prison for more than two years. Told chronologically through a variety of news clips and testimonials from the families of the hostages, as well as the hikers themselves, 3 HIKERS perfectly blends its emotional core with intellectually stimulating historical context that explores the issue of Iran-U.S. diplomacy. Along with an inspiring look at loving perseverance, 3 HIKERS sheds new light on the delicate diplomacy behind the trio’s release set against the backdrop of the complex geopolitical stalemate between the US and Iran, and the emergence of their crisis as an international news story. The film also digs into the nature of social justice work, and the leaps and bounds the world needs to make to truly give all humans the rights they deserve.
Watch the trailer: http://www.tricoastworldwide.com/3-HIKERS/
3 HIKERS had its World Premiere at AFI Docs Film Festival in Washington DC. The film also screened at The Bentonville Film Festival, (Geena Davis’ festival celebrating women and diversity), as well as The Arclight Documentary Series, curated by The International Documentary Association (IDA), AMDocs, Woodstock Film Festival and many more. As major international headline news, the hikers’ story attracted several prominent public and political figures including Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, renowned journalist and scholar, Reza Aslan and actor/activist, Sean Penn. These world idols stepped up to secure the safety and release of the hikers, as America united and prioritized what was most important – the security of its citizens.
3 HIKERS marks writer/director Natalie Avital’s feature debut with her production company, Daughter Courage Films. Avital produced PAST GOD, an independent noir feature directed by Nick McCallum, as well as the documentary feature STATE OF CONTROL for directors Christian Johnston and Darren Mann. 3 HIKERS is produced by Natalie Avital, Denise F. Bohdan, Bobby Field, Christian Johnston, Sara McCabe and Jeremy Ward and executive produced by Glen Zipper, Stephen Nemeth, Skip Klintworth and Jon Callaghan.
3 HIKERS will have a limited engagement in Los Angeles beginning September 21 in Laemmle Theatres across the city. Visit the Laemmle website for more information about show times, locations and tickets.
Director Natalie Avital will participate in a live Q&A at the 7:30pm showing on September 21st at the
Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills
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