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The Journalist and the Jihadi

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Synopsis

The Journalist and the Jihadi tracks the parrallel lives of Daniel Pearl the Wall Street journalist and the Islamic jihadi Omar Sheikh. Both men were highly educated and came from priviliged backgrounds and both passionately committed to fixing the wrongs of the world. One was born in the US and the other in London. September 11 changed the world and put these two on a path that would eventually end in tragedy. The film documents the events leading to Daniel's gruesome murder and the way his death is still affecting his family.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
HiDef
Director
Ahmed Jamal, Ramesh Sharma
Producer
Sheila Nevins, Lisa Heller (HBO)
Co-Producer
Sheila Nevins, Lisa Heller (HBO)
Editor
Tony Appleton
Screenwriter
Amit Roy
Director of Photography
Eric Wilson, Bithin Das, Kabir Khan
Sound
James Starnes
Music
David Heath

Production Company

First Take Ltd (co production with Moving Picture Company of India and HBO Documentary Films)
11 Ronalds Road
London N5 1XJ
UK

T+44 (0)20 7700 5060
M +44 (0)7747 798 116

Ahmedjama@btopenworld.com

Sales
Company

Distant Horizon
8282 Sunset Blvd. Ste. A
Los Angeles CA 90046
USA

T +1 (323) 848 4190
F +1 (323) 848 4144

la@distant-horizon.com
http://www.distant-horizon.com