The Cult of the Suicide Bomber

Overview

In this documentary exploring the origins and motivations of the modern-day suicide bomber, former CIA spy Robert Baer the basis for George Clooney's character in the film Syriana travels to the Middle East to investigate the root of the chilling "pathological virus" that has driven many desperate fanatics to seek honor and glory through death and destruction. From the 13-year-old boy that would serve as the world's first suicide bomber during the Iran-Iraq War to the truck bombers of South Lebanon and the ...
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Overview

In this documentary exploring the origins and motivations of the modern-day suicide bomber, former CIA spy Robert Baer the basis for George Clooney's character in the film Syriana travels to the Middle East to investigate the root of the chilling "pathological virus" that has driven many desperate fanatics to seek honor and glory through death and destruction. From the 13-year-old boy that would serve as the world's first suicide bomber during the Iran-Iraq War to the truck bombers of South Lebanon and the modern-day "martyrs" who strap themselves with explosives before boarding Tel Aviv busses, Baer attempts to find out where the concept of suicide bombing went from battlefield strategy to urban-warfare standard.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • UPC: 826262002398
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Disinformation
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 44,333

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
David Batty Director, Producer
Kevin Toolis Director, Producer
Robert Baer Screenwriter
Laurence Gardner Camera Operator
Sean Mackenzie Editor
Eugene McVeigh Cinematographer
Geoff Price Sound/Sound Designer
David Swan Camera Operator
Dimitri Tchamouroff Score Composer
Dimitri Tcharmouroff Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cult of the Suicide Bomber
1. Introduction [:07]
2. Tehran [:06]
3. Religious Revolution [1:12]
4. Martyrdom [3:01]
5. The Prototype [1:33]
6. Shrine nof Khomeini [4:23]
7. Lebanon [6:55]
8. Hizbollah [2:36]
9. SSNP [7:39]
10. Marine Barracks Bombing [10:18]
11. Gaza Strip [5:25]
12. Sunni Debate [4:56]
13. Hebron [6:57]
14. The Engineer [2:48]
15. After Ayyash [7:42]
16. Bombers in Prison [9:42]
17. The Wall [2:14]
18. Tel Aviv [4:36]
19. Conclusion [3:15]
20. Credits [3:44]
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