In 1997 Camilla Carr and Jon James travelled to Chechnya to set up a rehabilitation centre for children traumatised by war. After three months they were kidnapped in the night by armed Chechen rebels. Held hostage for fourteen months they experienced everything from threat of execution, rape and mental torture to moments of compassion and kindness.
They survived by using Tai Chi, meditation, humour, and by creating a dialogue with their captors, looking beneath their masks of fear and anger to reach the small flame of love and laughter unquenched by the demonising nature of war.
United Nations Interview
Video courtesy of UNWFP, filmed by Claudio Von Planta, edited by Breed Film.
Camilla and Jon are inspirational and motivational speakers.
Their talks clearly demonstrate the power of choice and the opportunity of transformation.