Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The US Finally Is Exposed to Schapelle Corby's Case

The United States finally has a way by which to learn more about Schapelle's case! Previously, mentions of Schapelle Corby occured nearly exclusively on May 29, 2005, on her original conviction date, and that done only in reference to the outrage it caused in Australia--not to the story of Schapelle herself.

The introduction of Schapelle Corby to America is occuring in two principal ways:

1 - A US/UK release of Schapelle's book "My Story," written with Kathryn Bonella. In this new release, the book is entitled "No More Tomorrows." The cover art of the book consists of the same picture as present on My Story, but shows Schapelle's face only from the eyes up. I have not been made aware of any further adjustments to content. For instance, I understand that in the AU original release, My Story consisted of childhood photos, etc. I shall post on this blog when I learn of any (but hopefully no) alterations.

US/UK readers may learn about the book through Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/No-More-Tomorrows-Schapelle-Corby/dp/1845963865 - the US Amazon site. The book is not yet available for sale on the Amazon site, but US buyers interested may sign up to recieve email updates when No More Tomorrows becomes available.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-More-Tomorrows-Compelling-Innocent/dp/1845963865/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209488640&sr=8-1 - the UK site. This site DOES have No More Tomorrows available for sale, at 9.99 pounds. (apologies, my American computer does not have the pound sign for British money). This price is encouraging, especially since copies of the AU version available on Amazon run at almost $50.

2 - A documentary called Ganja Queen tells Schapelle's story from a supporter's standpoint. In general, the film holds to Schapelle's innocence. The title is taken from a Bahasa Indonesia nickname Schapelle disingenuously earned because of the large quantity of drugs she supposedly imported: ratu ganja, or in English, Ganja Queen. This film, created by Australian producer Janine Hosking and her partner Steve Hopes (interesting name for a film of this sort), is set to screen in the US! As part of a series of documentaries to be aired on the HBO channel, it is estimated that Ganja Queen will air on August 18.

Australia's The Daily Telegraph ran an informative article announcing the release:


Please make every effort to purchase this book and watch this documentary. These are truly rare opportunities for American audiences to learn about Schapelle's plight.

I will post more as I learn more.