Screening - BLOODY CARTOONS

BLOODY CARTOONS

Time

Date

Location

 

Admission

12:30pm

Tuesday, October 3, 2011

COMMON GROUND TENT

BULAWAYO - NATIONAL ARTS GALLERY

FREE

Directed by
Karsten Kjaer
Country

Denmark (2007)

Running time

Language

Genre

52 mins

English, Farsi, Arabic, French, Danish

Documentary

Synopsis

Bloody Cartoons is a documentary about how and why 12 drawings in a Danish provincial newspaper could whirl a small country into a confrontation with Muslims all over the world.  This investigative documentary looks at the explosive consequences of beliefs colliding in contemporary democratic states.  Director Karsten Kjaer asks whether respect for Islam combined with the heated response to the cartoons is now leading us towards self-censorship.  Kjaer films in Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Qatar, France, Turkey and Denmark and talks to some of the people that played key roles during the cartoon crisis.