A RADICAL LIFE
Documentary Feature | 84 minutes

HIFF 2022

 Conflict & Resolution

Directed by
Ricki Stern

Produced by
Ricki Stern, Lisa Kalikow

World Premiere

2022 | English | USA

Acclaimed filmmaker and HIFF alum Ricki Stern (JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK) delivers an unfiltered look inside the mind of Tania Joya, the former First Lady of ISIS, who spent twelve years married to the highest ranking American in ISIS, John Georgelas. From a working class Bangladeshi family in Britain, Tania’s desire for purpose and belonging drew her to Islamic extremism following 9/11. When John’s devotion took them to Syria during that country’s civil war, Tania was faced with an impossible decision. A RADICAL LIFE offers unique insight into her journey of blind devotion, false promises, and misguided idealism. A Warner Bros/Discovery+ release.

Scheduled to attend: Director Ricki Stern