THE QUIET OF A KIDNAPPING
Ted Hope (who penned the Highsmithian title above) forwarded this email from director Barbet Schroeder regarding the disappearance of a friend of his in Iraq:
Sorry to bother you with my own home made spam but it is unfortunately the only thing I can do for now. My close friend Florence Aubenas has disappeared in Bagdad a month ago. No news whatsoever since then. She was doing her job as a journalist for the daily paper “Liberation”. Everybody in France knows about it but I see nothing in the English speaking press. The only protection I can provide her, the only oxygen I can try to send her is to help by any means create awareness about her situation.
Whatever you can do to make this known.
All the best.