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A Radical Life directed by Ricki Stern trailer and release date
A Radical Life directed by Ricki Stern [ discovery+ | screenshot]

Set to world premiere at the 30th Hamptons International Film Festival, here is the trailer for A Radical Life, providing a first look at the documentary that takes an in-depth look at the radicalization and evolution of Tania Joya known as “First Lady of ISIS”. The film will premiere Thursday, October 13th, on discovery+.

Told primarily through Joya’s first-hand account, award-winning filmmaker Ricki Stern (“Reversing Roe,” “Marathon – The Patriots Day Bombing,” “The Devil Came on Horseback”), takes an unfiltered look at the life of the one-time “First Lady of ISIS” and her 12-year marriage to John Georgelas, a Texas native who rose the ranks of ISIS. Joya and Georgelas meet online and quickly marry, united by their shared dream of establishing an Islamic State. But when Georgelas relocates the family to Syria at the height of civil war, Joya begins to question everything she believes and must choose between her marriage and her children’s future. This is the exclusive stranger-than-fiction story of two star-crossed lovers told through Tania’s unique POV.

“A Radical Life is an intimate, compelling look at one woman’s journey into the inner circle of an extremist movement,” said director and executive producer Ricki Stern. “Tania’s powerful story underscores how feelings of marginalization and disenfranchisement can drive people to violence and extremism. I hope Tania’s journey into and out of extremism – and her commitment to combat it – emphasizes the need for more education and conversation about the forces that radicalize people of all backgrounds and beliefs around the world.”

Watch the trailer for A Radical Life.

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