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Unmasking Jihadi John - Anatomy of a Terrorist

Anthony Wonke

This feature documentary tells the inside story behind the hunt for ISIS poster boy "Jihadi John" by the US and British military and intelligence services.

Mohammed Emwazi was a grade school student in London with a promising future ahead of him in 1995. By 2014, he had become known as “Jihadi John,” a masked ISIS terrorist in Syria who internationalized his notoriety by broadcasting his beheadings of Western hostages on the internet. From Oscar-nominated, BAFTA and Emmy-winning director Anthony Wonke (HBO’s The Battle for Marjah), and BAFTA-winning producer and investigative journalist Richard Kerbaj, Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist examines what propelled Emwazi’s journey down a violent path despite US and British authorities being aware of his extremism. It also highlights the self-declared operational failures by counter-terrorism officials as Emwazi became ISIS’s chief executioner and propagandist.

Festivals :

Nominated for the Best Current Affairs Documentary at BAFTA Awards (2020)
Nominated for the Best Outstanding Current Affairs Documentary at EMMY Awards (2020)


Anthony Wonke Documentary Unmasking Jihadi John - Anatomy of a Terrorist