This is his first-hand account, a chronicle of the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the West.

COMPLETED

Filmmakers: Ashish Ghadiali
Year: 2016
Runtime: 96 mins
Country: UK
Format: HD


STORY 

From supporting the Bosnian Mujahideen to being imprisoned in Bagram and Guantanamo, from the rebel training camps in Syria to the prison cells of Belmarsh in Britain, Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict. This is his first-hand account, a chronicle of the rise of modern jihad, its descent into terror and the disastrous reaction of the West.


PRESS

"A documentary of great clarity and gravitas" ★★★★ - The Guardian

"A constantly shifting balance of sympathies makes the film so intriguing" - Screendaily

★★★★ - The Irish Times

"A very significant film and highly recommended viewing" ★★★★ - The Upcoming


FILMMAKER

Ashish has worked as screenwriter for producers including Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth, Bandit Queen) and Josef Aichholzer (The Counterfeiters) and as the Director of The Freedom Theatre Film Unit in Jenin Refugee Camp, Palestine. His short films, Love in a Time of Death (Writer/Director) and Jacked (Writer) have both been recently produced by Film London, and another, Encounter (Writer/Director)produced by Mukta Arts in Mumbai, launched the career of Nimrat Kaur (The Lunchbox). Ashish was the first person to graduate from NYU's film school in Singapore, Tisch Asia, where he attended through the support of the UK Film Council John Brabourne Award and trained under Oliver Stone.

The Confession is Ashish’s first feature documentary.


CREDITS

Director: Ashish Ghadiali

Producer: James Rogan

Executive producers: Roger Graef, Mary Burke, Nick Fraser, Kate Townsend, Paul Webster, Caroline Cooper Charles and Oli Harbottle

Editors: Nse Asuquo and Simon Barker

Music: Nitin Sawhney

Director of Photography: Keidrych Wasley


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2016

Woodstock Film Festival 2016

CPH:DOX 2017