Who doesn't love a good story about women fighting injustice? Tune in to Lifetime this Sunday night at 9 p.m. and that's just what you'll get.
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Barbara Hershey proves once again her versatility in this shocking true story. The film also stars Rachel Leigh Cook (Perception, She’s All That).
Having never left the United States, Sandra Chase (Hershey) bravely agrees to accompany a friend to Ecuador for a much needed vacation, but paradise quickly turns to misery when she is accosted at the airport in Quito and is unjustly imprisoned for drug trafficking. With no trial or any recourse, Sandra is sent to a women’s prison with sub-par living conditions and is terrorized by the other inmates.
Meanwhile, Sandra’s daughter Tammi (Cook) is vigilantly working on getting her mother released from prison with limited knowledge of the laws and legal processes of Ecuador. Unwavering in her belief of her mother’s innocence, Tammi is forced to drain her life savings while fighting with embassies and governments as she races against time to save her mother. In Tammi’s determined fight for justice, she recruits a U.S. Congresswoman, Rep. Corinne Brown, and together they prevail in securing Sandra Chase’s release.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.