“These twelve stories can serve as an antidote to the fairy tales manufactured by the propaganda machine of IS that continues to make beautiful promises to a susceptible group of people. We want to open up a dialogue. These stories can do just that, because they ultimately affect everyone. Whether you are a Muslim or not.”
Tessa Louise Pope
Echoes of IS is a web documentary that consists of twelve captivating stories by people who have all been affected by Islamic State (IS). The stories include people from a variety of backgrounds including Dutch people and refugees, parents, children, ex-fighters and their relatives. They bare their souls and share their life-changing experiences with the world for (often) the first time.
The full project consists of twelve personal video portraits. Throughout the documentary you meet Mazen, Hwidi, Sameer, Sarie, Hoessein, Leo, Abdel-Rahman, Refaa, Joud, Orhan, Ferry and Dyana.