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Laura Poitras United States, 2010

Petra Simmons's rating of the film The Oath

Compelling content, beautifully shot and edited - an impressive film right from the opening. And a much needed antidote to the usual War on Terror oversimplifications and rhetoric-fuelled hysteria. For a similarly personal and complex portrait of jihadism (and the blundering/dangerous US response) see The Father The Son and The Holy Jihad (2016).