Posted on November 29, 2018
Path of Blood depicts Islamic terrorism as it has never been seen before, drawing entirely from jihadi home-movie footage captured by Saudi security services. The documentary combines unique access to raw footage from young jihad warriors, juxtaposed to the police footage from immediately after terrorist attacks. Jonathan Hacker depicts a raw and gruesome journey of the young volunteers, as they attempt to purge the Saudi government, seen by them to be supporting the western infidels, from their great land. Hacker believes that while this is a challenging film, it is also exciting, “there is no way that anyone is bored for a second in this film. We have in our minds a very simplistic conception of their psychology and I think when you watch this film you absolutely get to understand that these are ordinary kids – often very young, often very naive, often very stupid even – but they are still capable of great evil because of the belief system they’ve bought into.