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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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