François Margolin and Lemine Ould Salem expose the radical ideologists indoctrinating thousands of jihadists. They venture to Gao and Timbuktu in Mali to meet Omar Old Hamaha, head of jihadist group Ansar al-Sharia; to Mauritania, to meet a young imam from Nouakchott; and finally to Tunisia. The raw documentary also displays ISIS's propaganda images, bereft of commentary or voiceover; the creators have taken the risk of confronting the audience with unedited Salafist rhetoric, for a greater understanding of what we are up against.
SALAFISTES is a not easy to see documentary.
It didn't win the Cesar (french awarad) to the best 2016 documentary because the events in Paris - attacks to Bataclan, Charlie Hebdo ... in 2015 - they didn't want to give repercussion to the Documentary.
In Paris itself there is a big community of Salafists and who knows the effects of a bigger repercussion or diffusion diffusion of the documentray.
The documentary is hard to see but in some ways necessary to face reality.
You'll wonder how they could have filmed it, how they get the permission and achieved to film some images, and it is not censored neither self-censored.
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