Jihad Jane

Director: Ciaran Cassidy
Producer: Morgan Bushe, 94min, Fastnet Films, 2019.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ EMPIRE “This slickly edited documentary lays bare a world gone mad”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ GUARDIAN “Powerful”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ TOTAL FILM “A perceptive treatise on disillusionment, bewilderment and the absurdity of homegrown radicalism”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ LITTLE WHITE LIES “Compelling Profile of digital extremism”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ IRISH TIMES “Jihad Jane, makes for great company in fascinating documentary”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ENTERTAINMENT.IE “a fascinating examination of the lost souls of the internet age, and the dark alleys they often find themselves in.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ RTE “an engrossing documentary which never loses a feel for the human texture behind the headlines.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ MOVIES.IE “an engaging and informative documentary throughout”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Echo
⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Herald
⭐⭐⭐⭐ RTE GUIDE “A remarkable story”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ Newstalk

In March 2010, two American women, including one who named herself ‘jihad Jane’, were arrested in a number of high profile arrests, which were trumpeted by the US attorney’s office as ‘the new face on terror’.
Facing huge jail sentences, the two women pleaded guilty but now for the first time ever, with unprecedented access, ‘Jihad Jane’ tells the story of the most absurd terror cell ever to come together.
‘Jihad Jane’ is about the Internet and the online world and the damaged people who made plans to murder a Swedish cartoonist but reality comes crashing in, when they actually meet for the first time.
The film ‘Jihad Jane’ captures post 9-11 America and what emerges is a touching and haunting portrait of not only a damaged terror cell but the country and world that they emerged from.

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