Invitation to A Hijacking

The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme and the ITF Seafarers’ Trust is inviting journalists reporting on piracy to a preview screening of what the two organisations believe is a powerfully realistic portrayal of the reality of Somali piracy.

A Hijacking, a new film by Danish director Tobias Lindholm, is due for UK release on 10 May. It tells the story of what happens when a ship’s crew is held hostage by pirates. We would like to invite you to a special screening for maritime press and journalists with a known interest in piracy.

It will be held at the Soho Screening Rooms, 14 D'Arblay St London W1F 8DY ( at 10:00 (refreshments served) for 10:30 (screening begins) on 26 March 2013. Please let know if you wish to attend.

A reminder, full press release and media pack for the film will be sent to you on 25 March.


About the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP)
The MPRHP is the lead organisation helping freed hostages and attacked seafarers and their families to cope with the physical and mental effects of capture, torture and the threat of pirate attack. It is funded by the ITF Seafarers’ Trust, the charity arm of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation); the TK Foundation; Seafarers UK and the International Group of P&I clubs. For more details see

For more details please contact:
Sam Dawson. Tel: +44 (0)20 7940 9260. Email: