Thursday February 11, 2016
Friday host Amanda Lindhout on rebuilding her life after surviving captivity
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- Feb. 11, 2016 Episode Transcript
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Journalist Amanda Lindhout spent 460 harrowing days as the prisoner of ruthless kidnappers. She was reporting in southern Somalia in August 2008 when she was kidnapped and held for 15 months before her release.
"It's always felt very important for me to try to turn that really awful experience into something positive. And not just positive for me, but positive for other people, and I like to think that I've done that." - Journalist Amanda Lindhout on rebuilding her life after surviving captivity
Lindhout shares her experience in, A House in the Sky, a Canadian bestseller for over 100 weeks.
Amanda Lindhout will be hosting The Current on Friday and joined Anna Maria Tremonti in studio to discuss how she survived captivity and how she is defiantly rebuilding her life by starting Global Enrichment Foundation, a non-profit organization that works in Somalia and Kenya, to offer opportunity to people in the very place that was so brutal to her.
This segment was produced by The Current's Lara O'Brien.