Doc Lounge: Exit: Leaving Extremism Behind

What is the wake up call that can make violent extremists change?

Confronted with the realisation that everything you once firmly believed is wrong, how do you get the strength to leave that reality behind and embark on a journey to turn your life around? This was the crossroad faced by director Karen Winther when she decided to leave the extremist movement she was in. Now she is on a quest to finding other former violent extremists to hear their remarkable stories about leaving their extremist movements behind. The director is a former extremist still struggling to reconcile with her past. Through intimate conversations with former violent extremists from Germany, France, Denmark and US they reveal the moment in their life that made them alter the course of their lives.

Karen Winther / 2018 / Norway / Norwegian, English, French, German, English subtitles