DRG takes rights to “My Son The Jihadi” doc

The London-headquartered distributor has taken the worldwide rights to the documentary My Son The Jihadi (pictured).
October 26, 2015

London-headquartered distributor DRG has taken worldwide rights to documentary My Son The Jihadi (pictured).

The True Vision-produced film tells the story of a British family whose 21-year-old son, Thomas Evans, left his home in Buckinghamshire for Somalia in 2011 to join the al-Qaeda affiliate and Jihadi terrorist group, Al-Shabaab.

Filmed over a nine-month period, the hour-long My Son The Jihadi captures the real-time reactions of Thomas’ mother, Sally Evans, and her youngest son, Michael, as they learn of Thomas’ involvement in Al-Shabaab and explores their struggles in trying to understand their family member’s new cultural and religious identity.

DRG’s portfolio of factual titles includes The White Widow (Hardcash Productions), Killer Instinct (ITN Productions), Kids In Camps (True Vision) and Banaz: An Honour Killing (ITV).

The distributor most recently picked up the third season of ob doc Caught On Camera and historical doc, War of the Roses, both from UK-based Channel 5′s in-house prodco 5Production.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.