BLOODY CARTOONS

BLOODY CARTOONS

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 2315
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Karsten Kjaer
    2007, 52 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    Filmed across the Middle East, Bloody Cartoons looks at how and why 12 drawings in a Danish newspaper drew a small country into a confrontation with Muslims all over the world.

    The controversy started in September 2005 when the independent liberal daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten published satirical cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. The cartoons quickly sparked a controversy far beyond Denmark's borders and caused violent protests throughout Muslim communities around the globe. A number of countries in the Middle East boycotted Danish goods and Danish, Swedish and Norwegian embassies were attacked. Some countries even recalled their ambassadors from Denmark. The Danish Prime Minister has called it Denmark's worst international crisis since World War II.

    Travelling to Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, France, Turkey and Denmark, and interviewing some of the key players on both sides of the crisis (including the creators of Iran's Holocaust cartoon contest), this documentary goes behind the controversy to investigate the roots of the crisis and in the process examine the need for freedom of speech in democratic societies.

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    “Highly recommended. A thought provoking documentary that takes the viewer on a journey to Lebanon, Iran, France and Turkey on a quest to balance respect for religious ideologies and freedom of expression.” - Educational Media Reviews Online

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