Also Known As Jihadi
The probable story of a man, Aziz, illustrated by the places he traversed: the clinic where he was born in the Parisian suburb of Vitry, the neighborhoods he grew up in, his schools, university and work places. Then, his departure for Egypt, Turkey and the road to Aleppo where he joined the ranks of the al-Nusra Front in 2012. A journey marked by a second storyline, made of extracts from criminal records: police interrogations, wiretaps, surveillance reports…
Documents, like pages from a script, intertwined with images and sounds which create a film that pertains less to a remarkable character, Aziz, than to the architectural, political, social and judicial landscapes in which his story unfolds.
In the presence of a team member.
Claire Mathon, Alan Guichaoua
Oguz Kaynak, Maxence Dussere, Nicolas Becker, Philippe Welsh