The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. This movie can lend itself well to a discussion of the rights of criminals. Also, it is a great introduction to current events.
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