2022 Venice Film Festival

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Venice 2022: Director Benedetta Argentieri’s “The Matchmaker” Profiles Prolific ISIS Recruiter

Radicalization is not exclusively the province of lonely, disaffected young men. Director Benedetta Argentieri’s challenging new documentary The Matchmaker, which just enjoyed its world premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, provides compelling evidence of this, while also raising hard-to-answer questions about blurred lines, in the social media era, between mere personal self-destruction and a greater culpability when one promulgates and incites violence.