Undercover in ISIS
For the first time, a film crew goes undercover and infiltrates ISIS
In this World Exclusive by filmmaker Martin Himel, two undercover investigators lure ISIS into revealing the recruiting secrets.
We show what no one has shown before - real time recruitment of Western men and women to ISIS. We also profile and interview an ISIS recruiter.
Like the finest spy story, Himel ’s film begins with the training of two brave young people who will work undercover and online to lure ISIS recruiters. He enlists counter-terrorism professionals to create “Theo” and “Sara”, two fictitious but plausible characters, complete with detailed backgrounds, who have shown an interest and sympathy online for the ISIS cause. The bait proves irresistible to ISIS recruiters, who are quickly in touch.
UNDERCOVER IN ISIS documents, in real time, the ongoing cat-and-mouse game between the supposed ISIS sympathizers and the ISIS recruiters.
This entire, tense process is shockingly captured, step-by-step, in UNDERCOVER IN ISIS, which unfolds like the spinning of a giant spider web. The question is, in this game, who is the hunter and who is the prey?