SHAMIMA Begum begs Brits for a “second chance” and pleads to be allowed back into the UK in a new documentary out today. The teen I
SHAMIMA Begum begs Brits for a “second chance” and pleads to be allowed back into the UK in a new documentary out today.
The teen ISIS bride fled Britain for Syria to join the Islamic State group in 2015.
Shamima Begum begs Brits ‘give me a second chance’ in a new documentary[/caption]
The teen ISIS bride fled Britain for Syria to join the Islamic State group in 2015[/caption]
The film, shot in 2019, follows Begum living at the Roj camp in Syria after the fall of the terror group’s ‘caliphate’.
She is encouraged to write letters to her younger self about her regrets during therapy sessions with other western women.
She tells the group nervously: “Okay, um… My name’s Shamima. I’m from the UK. I’m 19.”
She also tells the filmmakers: “I would say to the people in the UK, give me a second chance because I was still young when I left.
“I just want them to put aside everything they’ve heard about me in the media.”
The footage is captured in The Return: Life After ISIS – a documentary premiering today at the online Texas-based South By Southwest festival.
Spanish director Alba Sotorra got rare, extensive access to Begum and other Western women over several months in Syria’s Kurdish-run Roj camp, where they remain.
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