A two-hour historical examination of the evolution of extremist Islamist doctrine and the roots of conflict with the West
Independent producer William Cran and his team achieve an insightful tour de force for television examining the complex ideas behind Islam that motivate Al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks. Traveling for two years throughout the Middle East, Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Britain and the U.S., the program achieves a high level of intellectual discourse through interviews with experts enriched by elaborate production values. The narrative and historical footage are flawlessly drawn together, along with insights from those inside the Islamist movement, including Osama bin Laden.
William Cran, writer, producer and director; Adam Lively, co-producer and co-writer; Robert MacNeil, narrator; Allen Charlton, Joe Frost, editors; Sue Temple, production executive; Catharine Alen-Buckley, line producer; Clive Syddall, executive producer, Paladin Invision; Leo Eaton, series producer; Jeff Bieber, Dalton Delan, executive producers; Sharon Rockefeller, president, WETA