American Jihad


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American Jihad Trailer from Jigsaw Productions on Vimeo.


American Jihad is a documentary feature exploring the phenomenon of home-grown jihadism and radicalization in the United States. Through stories from former jihadists and their families, the film shines a light on the strategic outreach and online tactics used by terrorist organizations to reach susceptible young Americans. 

American Jihad premiered on Showtime on March 25, 2017


Written & Directed by
Alison Ellwood

Produced by
Sarah Dowland

Executive Producers
Peter Berg
Matthew Goldberg
John Logan Pierson
Brandon Carroll

Alex Gibney
Stacey Offman

Jeff Fager
Michael Radutzky

Co-Executive Producer
Richard Perello

Edited by
Alison Ellwood
Alex Keipper
Brett Wiley

Original Music by
Wendy Blackstone

Narrated by
Liev Schreiber

Research Producer
Cora Engelbrecht

Post Producer
Erin Edeiken

Associate Producers
Julie Begey Seureau
Sara Kuzmarov