Freedom Fighter is the story of Majed El Shafie. Born in Egypt to
a prominent family, Majed converted from Islam to Christianity,
and found his life forever changed. Arrested, tortured and
sentenced to die for his new faith, Majed managed to escape to
Israel, where he was imprisoned
for a year and a half.
Now living in Canada, Majed has formed his own human rights
organization One Free World International. Freedom Fighter
follows the story of Majed as he travels to Afghanistan and
Pakistan seeking out the persecuted, and challenging their
governments to change.
On one such trip to Pakistan, Majed meets 4 year old Neha.
Raped at the age of 2 by an 18 year old man in attempt to force
convert her family from Christianity to Islam, Neha and her
family must live in hiding as extremists now want them dead. We
follow Majed as he brings her story back to the West, and
desperately works to get Neha and her family out of Pakistan.
Through Majed we also explore persecution in Iraq, China and
his home country of Egypt. Interviews with victims, activists and
politicians, help to tell Majed's story as well as the larger story of
persecution taking place around the world.
A film by director Chris Atkins