Horses of God

Horses of God

DVD - 2014 | Arabic | Widescreen version
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Ten year-old Yachine and his thirteen-year-old brother Hamid live in the slums. Hamid works hard to support his family, but eventually gets in with the wrong crowd and goes to prison. After years in jail, Hamid returns home an Islamic fundamentalist. He persuades Yachine and his pals to join him. Their spiritual leader trains them and one day he tells them they have been chosen to become martyrs. On May 16th 2003, they commit the deadliest act of terrorism in Morocco's history.
A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD H WORLD (ARABIC)
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Chevaux de Dieu


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Sep 15, 2017

Must be seen. Truly excellent.

Apr 16, 2017

Powerful story of the evolution of young boys into suicide bombing terrorists, told in very realistic way.

May 20, 2015

Well worth watching

Apr 01, 2015

Not always easy to watch, but very revealing, very compelling

Dec 02, 2014

The film explores the life of Islamic boys as they transition from young innocent s to potential suicide bombers. When the time for their martyrdom draws near, there is a scene where they get to see a large city for the first time in their lives. That is how isolated from the rest of the world this group of potential martyrs are – inexperienced of what is outside their small village. This is the best dramatic film I have seen that depicts suicide bombers and it portrays their evolution from youth to hardened martyrs.


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