New groundbreaking documentary explores the truth behind the ‘Sunni-Shia war’ narrative in the fight against ISIS. In June 2014 large parts of Iraq fell to ISIS insurgents, and shortly after the terrorist groups announced a new ‘Khilafa’.
The documentary examines how ISIS were able to do this and who was involved in making it happen. The documentary also speaks to various Sunni Muslims in Iraq who tell their side of the story and whether or not their is any credibility to the notion of ISIS’s rise being a ‘Sunni revolution’.
Shortly after several parts of Iraq fell to ISIS, Grand Ayatollah Sistani called on all able-bodied men to volunteer themselves to the Iraqi security forces to repel ISIS. This led to the formation of what’s known as the Hashd Al-Shaabi – the term used for the collective voluntary militias taking the fight against ISIS, which include Shia and Sunni Muslims, as well as Christians and Kurds.
The documentary produced by Ahlulbayt TV explores the role of the Hashd Al-Shaabi in their own words, with powerful and gripping interviews by several fighters in the resistance movement.