Our documentary is about ISIS recruitment in the Twin Cities. This issue is global and local because local youth have been recruited by these radical groups. We look at issues that lead youth to radicalization as well as community efforts to steer them away from the radical groups.
This video was directed by Umar, Tristan, Mohammed, Noah and Justin in the VOICES class of 2014-2015. VOICES stands for Values, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society. Students in the VOICES class create social issue documentaries with the guidance of teachers Delainia Haug and Laura Lanik and Teaching Artist/videomaker John Akre. To see all of this year's VOICES documentaries, visit http://johnakre.com/teachingartist/voices/voices14.html.