Filters
Terrorists -- Recruiting -- Canada  

CBC Docs POV The Way Out

More than 100 Canadians have left home to join the war in Syria, to become members of Daesh (also known as ISIS, ISIL). One of them was a 19-year-old Montreal woman — referred to in the documentary as Amina — who left in November 2014, shocking her mother with the news only after she’d left the country. On arrival, she ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/28/2018

Firsthand A Jihadi in the Family

How could a much-loved boy born and raised in Calgary become a violent extremist that embraced a life of terrorism halfway around the world? This emotional documentary tries to answer these difficult questions as it follows Christianne Boudreau, the mother of just such a young man. She tries to understand what happened to her son, Damian Clairmont, with a firm ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:16
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/31/2016

News in Review - January 2016 ​Al-Qaeda Hostage: The ​Canadian Connection

Matt Schrier was working as a freelance war photographer in Syria when he was captured by al-Qaeda-linked rebels in 2012. He was held prisoner for seven months, tortured and starved and had his identity stolen. On his return to the U.S. Matt revealed that his kidnappers may have had a Canadian connection.
  • 2016
  • 00:16:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2016

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review 2015-2016 subscribers.

More details

The National Mother of Canadian Jihadi Speaks Out

The mother of Damian Clairmont, a Calgary man who in January died fighting with ISIS in Syria, travels to France to meet the mother of another young jihadi with a similar story. Both mothers struggle with grief and unanswered questions, including the toughest of all — did I raise a terrorist?
  • 2014
  • 00:14:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014