BRAVE | Films

ConnectFutures is an independent social enterprise working with young people, communities and practitioners against violence, extremism and exploitation. We design and deliver training and research for a wide range of organisations, and develop bespoke programmes that increase knowledge, build resilience and engage in fun and creative ways.

Following your BRAVE training, we thought some resources would be useful, in particular our films which explore the stories of former violent extremists, gang members, and victims, including two mothers, Figan and Nicola, who lost sons to violent extremism in very different ways. They can be really useful as a spark to further conversations with young people – do check them out.

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.