In March 2010, two American women, including one called ‘jihad Jane’, were caught 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.
The film 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.
Q+A with director Ciaran Cassidy
“Expertly constructed, shocking insight into the pervasiveness and proximity of the internet’s underbelly.” — WF
Irish Documentary Competition
Director Ciaran Cassidy
Producers Morgan Bushe, Anna Byvald
2019 | Ireland | 94 mins | Documentary