Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the short documentary “Ghosts of Sugar Land. The film, which premiered at the Utah festival last month, was awarded The Short Film Jury Award: Non-fiction at the festival. Written by Bassam Tariq and Thomas Niles, the film is based on a group of young Muslim American men from Sugar Land that question the disappearance of their friend Mark, who is suspected of joining the Islamic State, according to a release from Netflix.
Warren Christopher Clark of Sugar Land made national headlines when it was reported he was captured by Kurdish rebels in Syria earlier this year. Clark’s involvement with ISIS was first reported by The Chronicle last year after a George Washington University study found he had he sent his resume and cover letter to ISIS to request a teaching job. After he was captured in Syria, Clark admitted to supporting the terrorist group in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Jan. 15. He denied engaging in combat. Clark was brought back to Houston to face federal charges after that interview and pleaded not guilty to a charge of “providing material support to the foreign terrorist group known as the Islamic State,” the Chronicle reported.
The man’s face, clearly displayed in promotional photos for the film “Ghosts of Sugar Land,” looks strikingly similar to another alleged ISIS supporter from Sugar Land the Chronicle reported on earlier this year. Netflix officially announced at its website that the biographical doc series is all set to air on October 16, 2019.
Netflix has published a trailer on October 1, 2019, along with a short description of the series, “A group of suburban Muslim friends trace the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS. Shocked when their friend Mark leaves to join ISIS, a group of Muslim American friends in Texas ponder his fate and why he went down an extremist path.”