Missing Presumed Alive

A fly on the wall documentary special about international child abduction and the true story of the desperate attempt to retrieve a five year old boy, Matu, taken illegally to the Philippines by his Filipino mother. Matu's Swedish born father, with the help of the FBI, Interpol and two private detectives is desperately trying to snatch Matu, but it proves difficult as his estranged wife has a wealthy and powerful family and the support of the Philippines Government. To make matters worse, Muslim hit-men have been hired to guard Matu and have orders to shoot the father on sight.

Episode Lengths: 82 minutes

Produced by Michael J Rivette and Terry Carlyon
Directed by Terry Carlyon
A film by Carlyon and Rivette Pictures

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14 December 2001

To whom it may concern,

I am writing in relation to the ABC Program "Missing - Presumed Alive", aired on Monday December 3rd of this year. I was the subject of this program in which slanderous and defamatory comments were made.

I am requesting a copy of this footage, but more importantly I request a public retraction regarding the untruths this documentary has made public.

The defamatory material contained in the segment includes the statement that I am currently in jail, thus convicted of an offence. However, I do not have a criminal record nor am I currently imprisoned.

Accordingly I will be pursuing damages in relation to the detriment I have suffered in relation to these defamatory statements. This detriment being also related to the fact this program has not just been aired nationally but internationally in the past as well, hence this matter requires urgent redress.

Yours truly,