Dugma: The Button (NO)
Scheduled: Friday, March 10th, 17:00 + Q&A
FREE entrance. English subtitles.
Q&A: The director Paul Refsdal will be present for the screeing of the movie and take part in Q&A session. Moderator is Þórunn Elísabet Bogadóttir, deputy editor of Kjarninn. Q&A is organized by The Nordic Region in Focus.
Free entrance. Remember to book a free ticket.
What turns four ordinary young men into suicide bombers in waiting? While everyone in the west struggles to answer this question, film maker Paul Refsdal has simply gone and asked them.
Dugma: The Button is a controversial and award-winning documentary. It is an an intimate portrait of a group of very different suicide bombers working for Al Qaeda in Syria. From the Saudi who loves singing and fried chicken, to a 26-year-old white British convert who worries a lot about his new wife, this remarkable film embeds with an unlikely bunch of “martyrdom seekers”, each waiting for their turn to go on a final mission, known by Jihadis as ‘Dugma’.
Pål Refsdal (born 9 September 1963) is a Norwegian freelance journalist, photographer and filmmaker who has reported from many war zones. He has followed and worked with several rebel groups. In 2009, he was embedded with Taliban in Afghanistan where he was taken captive and held for a week before he was released. He has also worked for Norwegian People’s Aid and as press officer for the Norwegian military.