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in Filmmaking
on Feb 4, 2005

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:

Dear friends,

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.

So here is the English version of a site that will tell you more, and here is a site that has translated in English a sample of her writing.

Whatever you can do to make this known.

All the best.


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