Fighting for a father’s freedom

The decision to fly a drone over an anti-government rally landed James Ricketson in a Cambodian prison for 15 months. This is the inside story of the Australian filmmaker's ordeal and the fallout for his family.

How far would you go to help a family member who was locked up in a third-world prison overseas?

Jesse Ricketson, 36, was confronted with this reality last year, when his father, filmmaker James Ricketson, was jailed in Cambodia, accused of spying.

It was a nightmare that tested relationships between many members of the extended Ricketson family, but none more acutely than the relationship between father and son.

In full: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-17/fighting-for-james-ricketsons-freedom/10430358

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