Storming Paradise

Current Affairs & Politics Society & Culture
Floor van der Meulen
KeyDocs, CoBo and BNN-VARA Television
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What drives young Western men to leave everyone and everything behind and travel to Syria to become a Jihad fighter? The media portrays these boys as vulnerable and derailed. Is there another side to this picture? In order to understand why they feel called upon to pick up arms and leave everything they know behind, filmmaker Floor van der Meulen abandons her Western perspective to be able to see things through the eyes of the fighters.