God's Horses (2014)
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Anyone seeking to establish an incubator for suicide bombers could hardly improve on Sidi Moumen, a slum on the fringe of Casablanca.
"Horses of God" is one of the most forceful entries in a growing body of cinema that interrogates the causes and effects of terrorism, nationalism and fundamentalism in the Arab world.
Director Nabil Ayouch does a remarkable job of putting you inside this brutal world, from the garbage dumps that serve as playgrounds to soaring aerial shots of the endless tin roofs that form their neighborhood.
Ayouch film casts a sharp gaze on tragedy, and the larger socio-economic issues that beget fanaticism.
A compelling contemplation of the roots of Islamic terrorism in poverty and hopelessness.
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A remarkably quiet, subtle film about the personal and economic roots of Islamic radicalism. It's a little slow, but if you have the patience there's plenty to be found.
10/28/14. Netflix Another movie from the perspective of the poor people in the Middle East, similar to Paradise now. This is a gritty look at how poverty, lack of opportunity and fundamentalism can create the suicide bombers. Some believe and carry out their destiny and others try and change their minds to try and continue living. I really enjoy these looks at a different world.
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