McCanns release Madeleine's "lolita" photo and a new 3-years-of-disappearance video
«Madeleine McCann - Still Missing, Still Missed, Still Looking » from the Find Madeleine youtube channel, the latest video of the McCann's campaign, produced by Jon Corner (godfather of the McCann's twins and filmmaker/director of River Media Productions)
Gerry and Kate McCann are hoping to put the focus back on the search for their daughter Madeleine with a new video released to mark the third anniversary of her disappearance.
The short film shows the couple pursuing attempts to find their missing child over the past three years, from handing out posters in Portugal to chasing up leads from their home in Rothley, Leicestershire.
It includes a new photograph of a grown up-looking Madeleine wearing blue eyeshadow accompanied with a pink bow in her hair and a gold bead necklace.
The video, produced by family friend Jon Corner, was originally shown at a fund-raising event in London in January to mark the 1,000th day since the little girl's disappearance.
With the Dido song "Here With Me" as a soundtrack, it begins with a computer graphic of the holiday complex in Praia da Luz in the Algarve where Madeleine vanished on May 3 2007.
It goes on to show Mr and Mrs McCann in and around Praia da Luz in the early days after their daughter went missing as they kick-started a campaign to find her.
There are also scenes of the couple answering telephone calls and sifting through emails back in Britain.
The film closes with the message: "Thank you for not giving up on Madeleine. Together we can bring her home."
McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "The video is designed to remind people that the search for Madeleine is ongoing. Just because she's not in the headlines every day doesn't mean nothing is being done. Kate and Gerry are still devoting a large part of their daily lives to the search."
in Press Association
Mark Williams-Thomas questions the 'appropriateness' of the new Madeleine photo via Twitter
* On the eve of Madeleine's disappearance I agree with the release of a new photo but question the appropriateness of the photo chosen
* Have not yet seen the new Madeleine video but the photograph is so inappropriate & damaging on so many levels-ill advised again
* Am trying to find out now who gave advise to use the make up photo- so damaging- as I know what it will become
thanks to Nige from the McCann files for the above post