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Saturday, February 20, 2021

The movie Padma didn't want to watch to the end


April 8th 2009 began as just another ordinary day for Richard Phillips, the fifty-three-year-old captain of the Maersk Alabama, the US-flagged cargo ship carrying food and agricultural materials for the World Food Program.

Ordinary that is until - some two hundred miles off the Horn of Africa - Somali pirates, armed with AK47s, attacked and boarded the freighter.



Captain Phillips' astonishing story became a book ...


Read the book online at www.archive.org


... and a breathtaking film with Padma's favourite actor, Tom Hanks.



When the shooting started, Padma shouted, "Turn it off! Turn it off!"

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