Valene Kane in a scene from Timur Bekmambetov's "Profile," screening in the Berlinale's Panorama section.
Photos © Bazelevs, courtesy of the Berlinale
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"Profile," screening in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival, looks at how fighters from Daesh (ISIS) recruit young European women online.British journalist Amy Whittaker (Valene Kane) goes undercover to investigate the workings of the militant group by creating a fake Facebook profile and pretending to be a Muslim convert called Melody Nelson.The camera shows Whittaker's screen for the duration of the film."Profile" is one of around 400 films being screened at this year's Berlinale, which runs through Feb. 25 . The film is based on the novel "In the Skin of a Jihadist," the true story of French journalist Anna Erelle's undercover work, published in December 2014, which resulted in six people being arrested for involvement in extremist recruitment networks.
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