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Path of Blood

Synopsis
Drawn from a hoard of jihadi home-movie footage that was captured by Saudi security services, PATH OF BLOOD is the story of Muslim terrorists targeting Muslim civilians and brought to justice by Muslim security agents.
The raw, unvarnished footage, to which the filmmakers negotiated exclusive access, captures young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp deep in the Saudi desert, having signed on to overthrow the Saudi government. They plot to detonate car bombs in downtown Riyadh, become embroiled in a game of cat-and-mouse with government forces and, as their plans unravel, resort to ever more brutal tactics. Adopting a strictly objective approach, the film doesn’t editorialize, contains no interviews and minimal commentary. The documentary reveals how naive youths, fuelled by idealism, can descend into madness and carnage.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2018
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
religious fundamentalism; Syria; terrorism; young people; Islamic radicals

Credits

Director
Jonathan Hacker

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£18.29
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Trinity Films

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