UK Premiere Screening: American Jihadist

Screening April 23, 2010 7:00 PM

Winner of the 2010 Slamdance Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary.

By examining one man’s decision to fight for his religion, American Jihadist asks what role violence and a lack of hope play in the development of radicalism. What makes someone willing to pick up a gun for their religion? Are the underlying causes purely religious? Or might religious militancy be a response to chronic social, economic and political issues? And what do the answers mean for the wider Islamic World?

Duration: 72 mins
Director Mark Claywell