3 Years in Pakistan

DVD Released (Y/M/D): 2018-10-02

Genre: Documentary

Sub-genre: Drama

Director: Jamielyn Lippman

Stars: Mark Hapka, Mourad Zaoui, Abraham Justice, Xavi Israel

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Synopsis: 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude? Story is a feature length documentary about an American actor, who was sent to death row in one of the most dangerous prisons in Pakistan for a crime he didn't commit. Proven innocent he was forced with the choice of pride vs. freedom. While on a business trip Erik Aude? was sent to Pakistan where he was arrested at Islamabad International Airport when they found 3.6 kilos of opium hidden in the lining of his suitcase. He was sent to remand where he was beaten, electrocuted and water tortured for the next three days. He maintained his innocence and refused to cop a plea even though it meant less jail time. Once confirmed that Erik did this unknowingly, he was offered a deal for a guilty plea. When Erik was asked the question: "what's worth more to you, your pride or your freedom?" Erik choose pride. Erik endured 3 years in Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi, one of the most dangerous prisons in the world, where he was forced to fight every day to survive. Due to a stroke of luck through his relationship with Casting Director Joey Paul Jensen and the help of former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Erik was released in December of 2004. Today, Erik is a working actor, stunt coordinator and professional poker player, a skill he learned from the 1986 Pan Am hijackers while in prison.     Source: RottenTomatoes.com

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