Born into a well to do American Jewish family, Shelley Rubin was expected to lead a comfortable middle class life. But an early fascination with the newly formed Jewish Defense League and her subsequent marriage to its high profile leader Irv Rubin took her life – as well as that of her late son, Ari – in a completely different, and tragic, direction. Mother with a Gun is a powerful documentary charting the history of the JDL – still listed as a terrorist organisation by both the US and Israel – and the bloody price those involved have paid for its existence.