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Overnight, Calgary mother Christianne Boudreau has a new identity, "mother of a terrorist," when her son Damian is killed fighting with ISIS. "I never saw it coming!" she says, echoing hundreds of mothers in Europe and North America whose children have left home to embrace a violent extremism.
How and why young people, who have grown up in western countries, are being recruited to violent extremism and the effect itís having on the families they leave behind, is the focus of new documentary A JIHADI IN THE FAMILY shot in Canada, Belgium, France and Germany, which also includes Mourad Benchellali, an ex-Guantanamo detainee who today tells his story to young people throughout Europe in hopes they wonít fall for the narrative of recruiters.
Produced by: Stormy Nights Productions @2015
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