Recruiting for Jihad

Den norske islamisten
Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen, Adel Khan Farooq
Norway | 2017 | 80 min.


Category: Eurodrome

Language: English, Norwegian

Subtitles: Czech, English

The fanatical ideology of the so-called Islamic State has attracted the attention of many young Europeans. From the first engagement to their decision to go to the battlefield in Syria and Iraq, they are accompanied by smooth-tongued advisors.

Adel Khan Farooq is a Norwegian documentary film maker of Pakistani origin who has succeeded in infiltrating the environment where recruits for the ranks of radical Islam are found. Its prominent figure is Ubaydullah Hussain, a Muslim born in Norway, who is convinced that Muslims are oppressed worldwide and therefore rejects the laws of the country in which he was born. He lets the director film his encounters with inexperienced youngsters and provides him with very open interviews. However, when Farooq together with well-known Norwegian director and cameraman Ulrik Rolfsen plans to complete the film after years of work, the police enter the picture. What started as a film about the illegal activities of European Islamists becomes a story of the struggle for journalistic independence.

Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen

Filmography
2017 - Recruiting for Jihad
2014 - Haram
2012 - Taxi
2008 - The Last Joint Venture

Adel Khan Farooq

Filmography
2017 - Recruiting for Jihad

Sales

Toril Simonsen
Norwegian Film Institute
e-mail: ts@nfi.no

Projection

07. 03. 17:30 Atlas - Large Hall Discussion Tickets
08. 03. 18:00 Bio OKO Discussion Tickets
11. 03. 14:00 Atlas - Small Hall Discussion Tickets

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