Screening – Killing in the Name

Screening March 10, 2011 7:00 PM

On his wedding day, Ashraf Al-Khaled saw what was supposed to the happiest moment of his life turned upside-down as an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber killed 27 members of his family, including his own father.

Despite the tragedy of the event, Al-Khaled has made a bold decision to speak out against terrorism in the Middle East. Travelling around Al-Qaeda strongholds and speaking to hardened members and junior recruits of the group, Al-Khaled exposes the motivations and realities behind life as a terrorism.

Spanning the globe and different types of people, Killing in the Name explores what it means to comit jihad, and what truly is the ultimate cost of the violence seen every day on the news.

Directed by Jed Rothstein
39 mins
Produced by Moxie Firecracker Films

United States