DUGMA – THE BUTTON is a stunningly intimate portrait of soon-to-be suicide bombers for the Syrian rebel group the Al-Nusra Front. The candour with which the fundamentalists address the camera leads to several instances of uncomfortable laughter, as in a scene where a man worries about his bad back while showing off the truck that will soon blow him to smithereens. Featuring unique access to the infamous Salafist organization, DUGMA – THE BUTTON is a chilling encounter with religious fanaticism and an attempt to explain the logic that drives people to acts of terror.
Festival Guest: Director Pål Refsdal
Pål S. Refsdal
Pål Refsdal (Norway, 1969) Filmography: CAPTURED BY TALIBAN (2010)