What's on at Arts Picturehouse Cambridge - Picturehouse Docs
- Saturday 21st Jul
- Sunday 22nd Jul
- 19.45 +Q&A with Aimen Dean & Usama Hasan & Thomas Small: Thomas Small is the producer of Path of Blood, and co-author of the book of the same name. He is fluent in Arabic, with a first-class degree in Arabic & Islamic Studies from SOAS, and lived in Damascus for a year. He lives in London where he now works as a film producer and copywriter. Aimen Dean swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden, and became an expert bomb-maker for Al Qaeda. However, wishing to leave terrorism behind, he struck a deal with MI6 and became a crucial double agent, informing on his former comrades and saving countless lives. Usama Hasan is Head of Islamic Studies at Quilliam and was a founding advisor to the organisation in 2008. As a teenager Usama became a radical salafi activist and, whilst still a Cambridge undergraduate, briefly took part (1990-1) in the ‘Jihad’ against Communist forces in Afghanistan. However following the 7/7 bombings in London, Usama took it upon himself to start campaigning against extremism. Picturehouse Docs: Bringing you the best in new and topical documentaries covering issues around the world.
- Tuesday 24th Jul
- Thursday 26th Jul