Extremism and fundamentalism that curdles into terrorism is often simplified by sensationalist media coverage, but the issue is one of deep complexity. And making its North American premiere today at the Hot Docs Film Festival, “Warriors Of The North” dives into the issue. Today we have an exclusive and compelling clip from the film.
Directed by Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah, the documentary chronicles Abdi, Hassan and Mohammed, three Muslim European youth born to immigrant parents who join the ranks of al-Shabaab. But as you’ll see in this scene, the story is not so simple, with Mohammed revealing what led him to find his way into the organization.
Check out the clip below. You can find all the screening times for the film at Hot Docs right here.