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Andrew Berends Detained in Nigeria

Andrew Berends Detained in Nigeria

Andrew Berends, filmmaker of the SXSW 2007 documentary When Adnan Comes Home as well as the acclaimed The Blood of My Brother, has been arrested and detained in Nigeria, where he is making his new film. An announcement about the situation shares: “Andrew was held in custody without food, sleep, or representation, and with limited water for 36 hours. He was questioned by the army, the police, and the State Security Services in Port Harcourt. He was then temporarily released, with an order to return to the SSS office at 9AM Tuesday morning. The State Security Services has confiscated his passport and personal property. Andrew’s translator, Samuel George, remained in custody over night.” Here’s more from Thom Powers, at the TIFF Doc Blog, as news comes to light.

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