Killing in the Name

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  39 min.
Release year:  2011

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On their wedding day, when Ashraf Al-Khaled and his bride were celebrating what was supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, an Al-Qaeda suicide bomber walked into their wedding and blew himself up. Both of their fathers were killed by the blast, which killed 27 members of their families in total.

Stories like this are a daily occurrence in Ashraf's part of the world. In the last five years, over 88,000 people have been killed or injured in terrorist attacks worldwide. The majority, like Ashraf, were Muslims. Since his wedding day, Ashraf has been haunted by one question—how can someone can be so stripped of their humanity that they're willing to commit mass murder and suicide? The horrific tragedy leads him to take an unprecedented step—breaking the silence in the Muslim community on this taboo subject by speaking out against terrorism.

Director: Jed Rothstein
Screenplay: Jed Rothstein

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