This video essay is a work-in-progress. An accompanying statement can be found here: necsus-ejms.org/my-crush-was-a-superstar/
It is the first version of a chapter from an audiovisual investigation of the landscape of terrorist media, in collaboration with Kevin B. Lee. The project has been developed with support from the Harun Farocki Institute (Berlin), m-cult (Helsinki) and the European Media Art Platform.
This video was first shown at Freie Universität Berlin in January 2017, and at the Essay Film Festival London in March 2017.