An intimate portrait of four very different suicide bombers working for al-Nusra in Syria. From the Saudi who loves singing and fried chicken, to the 26-yearold British convert who is worried about his new wife, this remarkable film embeds with an unlikely bunch of ‘martyrdom seekers’. As each waits for their turn to go on a final mission, known by jihadists as ‘Dugma’, this film lays bare the faith and doubt at the core of men who give their life for their cause.
Paul Salahadin Refsdal is a freelance journalist who has spent more than three decades covering conflict around the world; he has previously reported from a dozen rebel groups in countries like Sri Lanka, Kosovo, Peru, Chechnya, Afghanistan, etc. Dugma: The Button was filmed over the course of two trips to Syria.
Dugma: The Button (2016)