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Recycle

Documentary | Arabic | 90 minutes

Unternehmen

Wide


Besetzung und Crew

Director

Mahmoud AL MASSAD

Producer

Mahmoud AL MASSAD

Writer

Mahmoud AL MASSAD

Cast

Ali AL AZZAM, Ahmad THAHER


Überblick

What makes a terrorist? In Zarqa, Jordan’s second largest city with close to 1,000,000 people, it is a much-debated question. Zarqa was the birthplace of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia before being killed by American forces in 2006. Many in town knew al Zarqawi, and Zarqa continues to be a source of new recruits to jihad. With inspired cinematography and remarkable access, Jordanian/Palestinian filmmaker Mahmoud al Assad charts the daily life of an Islamic man in one of Zarqa’s poorest neighborhoods, revealing the rhythms of Jordanian life against the backdrop of the ‘war on terrorism’ that reaches into the living rooms of many Muslim families.

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Abschlussjahr

2008


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