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    Jihad Rehab: A Question of Ethics

    This article was previously published at POV Magazine, Canada’s destination for documentary culture.

    I think Meg Smaker approached the unfortunately-titled Jihad Rehab with good intentions. I really do. However, the shrewdest move a filmmaker can sometimes make is to step back from a project. Jihad Rehab could have benefited from more experience, both professional and lived, for its tough questions. Alternatively, a co-director or simply another director might have yielded the right approach. Smaker, a former firefighter turned filmmaker, draws upon a period of her life spent in the Middle . . .

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    Patrick Mullenhttp://www.povmagazine.com
    Pat Mullen is the publisher of POV Magazine. He holds a Master’s in Film Studies from Carleton University where his research focused on adaptation and Canadian cinema. Pat has also contributed to outlets including The Canadian Encyclopedia, Paste, That Shelf, Sharp, and Complex. He is the vice president of the Toronto Film Critics Association.
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