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BBC Storyville – Moazzam Begg: Living the War on Terror (2016)

BBC Storyville 2016 Moazzam Begg Living the War on Terror

Gripping first-hand account by a former Guantanamo detainee that chronicles the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the reaction of the west. Moazzam Begg, a Birmingham-raised British Pakistani, has experienced a generation of conflict. He has been a witness to the escalation of global radicalisation for the past two decades, from the Bosnian conflict to wars in Afghanistan and Syria.

The documentary captures his perspective on the escalation in tensions between the west and Islam – from his forced confession and testimony as a free man to his experience as a British Muslim and living the ‘War on Terror’. Begg’s story, intercut with news archive, raises important questions about how democracies respond to terrorism and how that response has impacted communities and individuals.

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