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'FRONTLINE: Escaping ISIS'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS)

Overview: The gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them, and women who endured--and also enforced--ISIS' harsh rules.

DVD Verdict: 'FRONTLINE: Escaping ISIS' is a hard watch, even knowing there are no beheading, no slaughters, no blood on show (as there seems to be constantly on YouTube these days). At one point they interview young female who keeps brushing her mouth. It's her defense mechanism, due to the fact that she can still recall the days where ISIS soldiers kept rapping her time after time. She could, so it is stated, still taste their breath in her mouth - even after, escaping / being freed.

Sure we are given the warning that "this program contains graphic imagery and descriptions of violence," but it truly isn't any worse than anything the media have saturated us with in the past year or more. So, yes, ok, "viewer discretion is advised,' but you should be an adult watching this, and knowing what you are watching from the start anyway, should you?

Anyway, moving on and when they interview the individual who kept putting his life in danger to rescue these girls and families, he says his hope was to allow the world to see the cruelty of ISIS. So hopefully he could get some help with his acts of kindness.

Rape is an act that recognizes no boundaries. Many use every tool that they have to justify their sickening action through some faith or nonsense logic. Probably it would help to show those people that rape is a common act everywhere in the world even in the most civilized societies where they allow individuals like Cosby or those pervert Catholic priests in the name of a different religion to commit such acts without facing any punishment while they are on this planet.

The sad part of the equation is that Blues always talk about human right but they never talk about the victim's right since they know real well that having prison union means financial support for their dirty political agenda, no capital punishment for those criminals who cause so much pain to so many for their own sickening reasons. 'FRONTLINE: Escaping ISIS' showcases en mass of these sickening acts, the aftermath, usually, and it is just something that, no matter where you live, no matter what banner the acts are committed under, simply put, rape should, never exist. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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