The Journalist and the Jihadi: The Murder of Daniel Pearle

  • 2006
  • 1h 20m

A documentary on the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl.

Directors: Ahmed Alauddin Jamal, Ramesh Sharma

Writer: Amit Roy

The film The Journalist and The Jihadi - The Murder of Daniel Pearl tracks the parallel lives of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and the Jihadi, Omar Sheikh. Both highly educated individuals of privileged backgrounds, they each saw the world differently but with seemingly similar passion and commitment - one a humanist , who spent most of his career reporting from the Islamic world on a quest to promote cross cultural understanding; the other a militant who ultimately chose a deeply violent path to express his views. The film documents how their paths crossed in Karachi Pakistan post 9/11 with tragic consequences.

The Journalist and The Jihadi