The Fox Hunt is a breathtaking memoir of Mohammed Al Samawi’s escape from the brutal Yemeni Civil War through a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of interfaith activists in the West. It tells of how, trapped and alone under bombardment, he managed to get online and put his life in the hands of a ragtag group of Facebook friends he barely knew. Mohammed shares his survival story of faith, curiosity and human connection in conversation with SBS World News presenter Janice Petersen.
Mohammed Al Samawi (International)
Mohammed Al Samawi was born in Sana’a, Yemen and grew up as a practising Muslim. His memoir, The Fox Hunt, shares the moving story of love, war, and hope in which he recounts his harrowing personal transformation from a traditionalist to an interfaith activist, and how he escaped the brutal civil war in Yemen with the help of a daring plan engineered on social media by a small group of Facebook friends in the West. La La Land producer Marc Platt is currently developing the movie “The Fox Hunt,” based on Mohammed Al-Samawi’s autobiography.
Janice Petersen (Australian)
Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross platform journalist and news presenter. Each weeknight Janice presents SBS World News at 6.30pm. She joined SBS after many years at the ABC, where she reported on and covered breaking news events right across Australia. In her current role, she regularly interviews leading news makers and updates the nation on major national and international news stories.