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Journalist Recounts Years as Syrian Prisoner in Documentary

In 2012, freelance journalist Theo Padnos slipped into Syria to cover its unfolding civil war and was promptly kidnapped by members of an al-Qaida branch. Convinced he was a CIA agent because he spoke Arabic, the group held the Massachusetts native for nearly two years before releasing him in August 2014.   Now, Padnos is retracing his journey in "Theo Who Lived,'' a documentary being screened Sept. 30 in Cambridge. Its theatrical premiere is in New York City on Oct....

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