Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Ahmed Jamal and Ramesh Sharma's documentary The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearl documents the life of the reporter slain by terrorists, and compares and contrasts that life with that of one of the terrorists, Omar Sheikh. Both were well educated, but where Pearl sought to bring people together through his work, Sheikh took a path that led to religious extremism. The film showcases how Pearl's death reverberated through much of the world. The film had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
beheading, extremist, Islam, jihad, kidnapping, militant, reporter, September 11th, terrorism