Journalists swarmed around her story, trying to extract details about the mysterious young woman who lived on the outskirts of Paris. In this drama, executive-produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, Riz Ahmed and Alma Har’el, director Dina Amer pieces together Hasna’s story from over 300 hours of interviews, from a little girl protecting her younger sister from an abusive home to a young woman who finds herself trying her best to survive on the streets. This nuanced drama shows what happens when society fails to protect a child, and how discrimination, poverty, and abuse facing young people can allow radicalisation to plant roots and grow, with devastating impact on the wider community.
“A very compelling depiction of how radicalisation happens.”
—Sara Kayyali, Syria Researcher, Human Rights Watch