Empire (UK)

ji­had jane

- DP Entertainment · United States of America · Larose, Louisiana · Lars Vilks · Jane

★★★★ OUT 14 Fe­bru­ary / CERT 15 / 94 mins

Di­rec­tor Ciaran Cas­sidy cast Colleen Larose, Jamie Paulin Ramirez, Lars Vilks

Os­ten­si­bly, this is an ac­count of how Colleen Larose achieved no­to­ri­ety as ‘Ji­had Jane’ af­ter she ex­posed a 2009 con­spir­acy in­volv­ing her­self and Jamie Paulin Ramirez (aka ‘Ji­had Jamie’) to mur­der Swedish artist Lars Vilks for draw­ing the Prophet’s head on a dog. In fact, Ciaran Cas­sidy in­dicts Amer­ica for al­low­ing vul­ner­a­ble women to be sex­u­ally ex­ploited, while also ques­tion­ing why ma­te­rial that can shape the im­pres­sion­able is so avail­able on­line. It also chal­lenges the meth­ods of the US se­cu­rity ser­vices and the role the me­dia plays in dis­sem­i­nat­ing at­ti­tudes to the War On Ter­ror. Ter­ri­fy­ing, dispir­it­ing and, at times, slyly satir­i­cal, this slickly edited doc­u­men­tary lays bare a world gone mad.

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