Caged: 20 Days Captive In Nigeria

The true story of three-man documentary team, in Nigeria to film the Igbo Jews, who were abducted by the Nigerian government and held in cages for weeks.

Comments (18)

(12) Ekpe, August 20, 2021 9:52 PM

My Apologies

I sincerely apologise for this evil treatment. This is not who we are as a people. Nigerians are very warm,friendly, and accommodating of visitors. However, such things happen for a reason, of which we may not know for now. Be rest assured God knows why He made you pass through the horrendous experience, one of which may be to expose the evil and lawlessness going on in Nigeria to the whole world. There are many more Jewish supportive communities in Nigeria and in His good time, I pray Hashem will enable you to complete your project. Shalom.

(11) steve mcclaren, August 17, 2021 1:45 PM


I am so very sorry you had to endure those 3 weeks but THANK YOU for not only shining a light on the oppressive regime but for showing us the BEAUTIFUL pictures of the Nigerian Jews. JUST BEAUTIFUL.

(10) Janet Flor Juanico Cruz, August 14, 2021 3:38 AM

Inpriing and Brave

All of you are really brave and inspiring!! It is amazing that Rochman did not give up and hid when he was physically removed from a bus in London for being Jewish. Instead he had the will to defend Jewsih people.

All the best,

(9) Anonymous, August 13, 2021 12:04 PM

Excellent video

Thank you for sharing your experience with the world. You are surrounded by love and protected by God. I hope that you'll continue to explore the world and take us along.

(8) Neria, August 12, 2021 4:57 PM

Be richly blessed

B"H" that you are all safe!
Just a question- what is that cloth around Rudy's neck and shoulders?
May your courage and blessing increase!
Be richly blessed

(7) Anonymous, August 12, 2021 1:11 PM

Good work ongoing

Dear Rudy and Co, Greetings to you guys from Uganda in East Africa. Am sorry about you guys situation was handled in Nigeria. Sincerely, am sorry about that. Concerning the above video, it is good, as it has come to clear the air about the misconception going different persons have about the torah and the project of the film. But never give up on making the film and if need be help reconcile the lost tribe of Gad back to the other 11 tribes. On a personal note, I will like to have a closer interaction with you, so am kindly requesting you send me a short message via your email, so that we can chat on personal ground. Thanks Ogbe Alex.

Feigie, August 12, 2021 5:34 PM

Shavei Israel

This is the organization thru which you can contact anyone involved in return of all our trubed. Good luck

(6) Eliyahu Tanyi, August 12, 2021 1:15 AM

Thanks for the effort.

I must sincerely commend you efforts, Rudi and your crew for projecting the lesser known jewish communities especially in Africa. I am one those jews here in Nigeria that will always be grateful that peope like you are makig the final redemption a step closer. I read from the sifrei Torah in Ogidi that shabbat rosh chodesh and I prayed that Bz'H you guys should be released as soon as possible. Thank you for publishing this. I'm over joyful that our story is being heard and talked about. Better days of rejoicing as one house are yet to come. Todah rabah.

Meir, August 13, 2021 3:59 PM


Toda raba! Shabbat shalom! Shalom !

(5) Gloria Frisch, August 11, 2021 5:26 PM

Very moving video. It had me in tears. I have great respect for the Nigerian Jews. I don't understand how the government can be so cruel to innocent people. I'm happy that some embassies attempted to help them.

(4) Anonymous, August 10, 2021 9:52 PM

G_d is faithful

I was struck by the telling of the isolation from all activities. I am reminded of the Psalmist telling us to hide His word in our hearts. I am encouraged to continue to commit Torah to memory.

(3) Susan Panse, August 10, 2021 7:34 PM



Anon, August 10, 2021 8:34 PM


The fact was that the Igbo leader was also imprisoned and only freed after these 3 came home. Thats probably why they released no info until he was let go.

Eliyahu Tanyi, August 12, 2021 1:24 AM

It's a "she"

Its a "she" actually.
Her name is Lizben.

Anonymous, August 12, 2021 5:36 PM

Thank you

I appreciate this so much. Thank you for the correction and info. Have the igbo jews contacted shavei israel?

(2) susan cohen, August 9, 2021 8:03 PM

sad cliche: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

if you change the contemporary clothing, this is what thousands of jews went through in Europe in the 40'. FAKE NEWS,FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND ARREST....this time it ended well---THANK G-D

Anonymous, August 12, 2021 5:38 PM


Thanks for linking it to the Holocaust which survivors still live with and is now almost just a history book to msny. Ain chadash tachas hashemesh. And its haooening now in USA

(1) Sarah, August 9, 2021 5:42 PM

Thank G-d and thank you!

I'm so grateful to all those who worked to free you, so grateful you are free, so grateful to G-d. I'm sorry you were unable to create the video you had planned, and I can only imagine your disappointment, but thank you so much for this video. May you go from strength to strength!


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