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[04/12/18 - 08:05 AM]
Sundance Now Announces the Exclusive U.S. Premiere of an Original, Thought-Provoking Documentary Collection: "Take 5: The Shadow of ISIS"
The groundbreaking documentary collection will focus on ISIS and its impact on the lives of civilians, those who are fighting it and those who are a part of it.

[via press release from SundanceTV]

"A story that needs to be told again and again because it is the story of now." - The Guardian

SUNDANCE NOW ANNOUNCES THE EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE OF AN ORIGINAL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION: "TAKE 5: THE SHADOW OF ISIS"

Five Films Covering ISIS and Terror Abroad To Join Streaming Service Starting April 19th

New York, NY - April 12, 2018 - Sundance Now, AMC Networks' premium streaming service, announced today the exclusive U.S. premiere on April 19 of five original documentaries, curated as part of "TAKE 5: The Shadow of ISIS." The groundbreaking documentary collection will focus on ISIS and its impact on the lives of civilians, those who are fighting it and those who are a part of it. "TAKE 5: The Shadow of Isis" includes Recruiting For Jihad; Terror Studios; War Child; Europe's Border Crisis: The Long Road Home; and Girls, Guns & ISIS.

"Take 5: The Shadow of ISIS" marks the first time Sundance Now's "Take 5" collection has forayed into long form documentaries, allowing journalists, filmmakers, directors and producers to dive deeper into boundary-pushing issues. Previously, the franchise included thematically-linked short films, including "Take 5: A More Perfect Patriot" and "Take 5: Justice in America."

"'Take 5' has consistently resonated with Sundance Now's smart and discerning audience, and the films in the latest collection, 'The Shadow of ISIS,' are no exception," said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, Sundance TV and Sundance Now. "When shown together, the pieces provide a captivating and provocative story of terror abroad and the perplexity of modern life under siege."

Recruiting For Jihad (2017)

Awards & Recognition: Gullruten Award for Best TV Documentary (Nominated); Official Film Festival Selection at DOC NYC, HOT DOCS, AFI DOCS, and IDFA 2017, One World Film Festival, CPH:DOX, Movies That Matter 2018

Synopsis: Recruiting For Jihad, is an award-nominated documentary, offering a close-up look at Ubaydullah Hussain, who was convicted in 2017 with providing material support of terrorism by recruiting for ISIS. For a three year period, directors / journalists Adil Khan Farooq and Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen film Hussain's everyday activities promoting Jihadism until Norwegian authorities suddenly arrest him. When police seize the footage from the documentary as evidence, the filmmakers fight to protect the rights of independent journalists to pursue news stories in the public interest while protecting confidential sources. Their battle for press freedom goes all the way to Norway's Supreme Court. Recruiting for Jihad is a timely look at the destructive consequences of extremism. Directors: Adel Khan Farooq, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen

Cast: Adel Khan Farooq, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen, Ubaydullah Hussain

Terror Studios (2016)

Awards & Recognition: International Emmy - nomination

Synopsis: Nominated for an International Emmy, Terror Studios, examines how the Islamic state uses storytelling techniques and imagery from Western culture to create propaganda that resonates with their followers and recruits. This documentary is produced by CAPA and Canal+.

Director: Alexis Marant

War Child (2017)

Synopsis: War Child follows the stories of four child refugees as embark on their epic and dangerous journey to make their way from their war-torn homes in the Middle East and Afghanistan to safety in Europe. This major documentary is produced by Lightbox with the company's founder, Academy Award(R) and Emmy(R) winning Producer, Simon Chinn serving as Executive Producer.

Director: Jamie Roberts

Europe's Border Crisis: The Long Road Home (2015)

Synopsis: UK journalist John Sweeney joins thousands making the trek from the Greek island of Kos to the Austria/Hungary border. Along the way he meets Syrian refugees fleeing terror, others leaving their countries for the promise of a better economic future, families pulled apart and reunited and more.

Directors: Patrick Barrie, Andy Bell

Cast: John Sweeney

Girls, Guns & ISIS (2016)

Synopsis: This daring documentary by EMMY award-winning producer Insight TWI follows an all-female fighting unit made up of Yazidi women who escaped ISIS and who have now dedicated themselves to hunting and killing ISIS militants.

Director: Almudena Garcia-Parrado Gomez-Lobo

Cast: Stacey Dooley

To stream all Sundance Now content via web, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast, visit SundanceNow.com and sign up for a free trial.

About Sundance Now

Sundance Now is AMC Networks' premium streaming service, offering original and exclusive dramas, comedies, and true crime series, in addition to award-winning movies from every genre, including foreign-language and documentary features - all streaming commercial-free. Built on the Sundance legacy and curated by acclaimed filmmakers and cultural icons, Sundance Now is proud to present an extensive array of entertainment for a passionate and intellectually curious audience. Follow Sundance Now on Twitter@sundance_now, Facebook@SundanceNow, Instagram@SundanceNow and YouTube@Sundance Now





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