Jorge Atalla’s Sequestro

Sep 10, 2010

In 2002, award-winning documentary filmmaker Jorge Atalla first developed the concept for his newest film Sequestro. For four years, he and his camera crew followed the Sao Paulo police department’s Anti-Kidnapping Division on its mission to reduce kidnapping in Brazil. In 2000, there were thousands of abductions in Sao Paulo alone, and in the years following, kidnapping was at its peak in the country, until 2009, when the number of cases fell to 70. Atalla joins Larry to discuss the making of his documentary.

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