Tue 23 Jan 2018, 09:48
At fourteen Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and forced to live a life she never imagined.
Lifetime brings to life the eerie and sad abduction story of Elizabeth Smart in I am Elizabeth Smart on Saturday 27 January at 20:00 on Lifetime. Also available on DStv Now.
Currently Elizabeth Smart is a child activist and she's also a contributor to ABC News. In this movie I am Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth herself serves as a producer and onscreen narrator in order to explore how she survived and confronts the truths and misconceptions about her captivity.
What happened to Elizabeth?
On 22 June 2004, 14-year-old Elizabeth Ann Smart (Alana Boden) is abducted from her home in Salt Lake City by religious fanatic Brian David Mitchell (Skeet Ulrich). Mitchell brought her to a hilly encampment where, alongside his twisted accomplice Wanda Barzee (Deirdre Lovejoy), he held Elizabeth captive. Over the course of her nine-month captivity, she was starved, drugged, raped and subjected to bizarre religious rituals until she enabled her own rescue.
You may recognize Alana from Mr Selfridge or Ride. She also received a Critic’s Choice nomination for best actress:
Don't miss the tear jerking movie I am Elizabeth on Saturday 27 January at 20:00 on Lifetime. Also available on DStv Now.