Killing in the Name

  • 8.3 10
  • 2010
  • 39min
Killing in the Name
  • English, Arabic, Indonesian
  • English

In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe.

Awards
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film/ Los Angeles DocuWeeks/ Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Killing in the Name, fighting terrorism from within 

After suffering the loss of 27 relatives and friends in a terrorist attack perpetrated in his wedding by a suicide bomber, Ashraf Al-khaled decided to break the taboo within his fellow Muslims when it comes to talk about resorting to terrorist acts in the name of a greater cause.

In this Oscar nominated short film, director Jed Rothstein follows Ashraf in his mission to question violence as a way to defend Islam, in which, among other visits, he confronts the father of Raed Mandour, who killed 127 people in Iraq in 2005 and received a heroic funeral held by his family in his native Jordan.

Jed Rothstein
Director

Production Companies

Moxie Firecracker Films