ADEL ABIDIN: JIHAD, 2006

09.09.2010 - 03.10.2010

VIDEOHUONEESSA 10.9. - 3.10.2010

AV-ARKKI ESITTÄÄ: KUUKAUDEN KLASSIKKO / CLASSIC OF THE MONTH


ADEL ABIDIN: JIHAD, 2006


Kokeellinen / Experimental
Maa / Country: Finland
Alkuperäinen ääni / Sound Original: Stereo
Kesto/Duration: 3:30
Kieli / Language: Englanti / English
Ohjaaja / Director: Adel Abidin
Cast: Adel Abidin (author)


Synopsis in English
The scene is a familiar one, seen far too often in news coverage of the war in Iraq: the videotaped message of an Islamist "terrorist", with a covered face and a Kalashnikov in his/her hands, reciting a message of hate and death from the Koran. In my version of the videotaped message, the "terrorist" is standing in front of the Stars and Stripes painted on the wall behind him. He starts by reciting a verse from the Koran, and then picks up an acoustic guitar and sings, "This land is my land".