My Son the Jihadi

My Son the Jihadi is a 2015 British documentary directed by Peter Beard. Produced for broadcast television. It was broadcast on 22 October 2015 on Channel 4.[1]

My Son the Jihadi
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Directed byPeter Beard
StarringMichael Evans
Sally Evans
Thomas Evans
Original languageEnglish
DistributorChannel 4
Original release
  • 22 October 2015 (2015-10-22)


The documentary is about a British mother, Sally Evans, whose son, Thomas, had been recruited by—and joined—an Islamist terrorist organisation, Al-Shabaab, in Somalia.


Year Award Category Result
2016 44th International Emmy Awards Best Documentary[2] Nominated
2016 British Academy Television Awards Best Single Documentary Won


  1. ^ "My Son the Jihadi, Channel 4, review: 'urgent and essential viewing'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Dustin Hoffman, Judi Dench Score International Emmy Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 28 December 2016.

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