Two Men, Twelve Drawings

In September 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten printed 12 satirical cartoons of the prophet Muhammed and soon after Denmark faced its worst international crisis since World War II.

Two Men, Twelve Drawings

Two Men, Twelve Drawings

While the Middle East was on fire in reaction to the Muhammed drawings published in Jyllands-Posten, two prominent Danish Muslims became the centre of the whole world’s attention. Imam Ahmed Akkari, spokesman for the Danish-based European Committee for Prophet Honouring, the umbrella group that represented the 27 Muslim organisations campaigning for a full apology from the newspaper. And MP Naser Khader, founder of the Muslim Democratic Group.

The world witnessed the personal and ideological clashes between the two men as they came to represent opposite sides of the conflict. The film depicts through their personal stories, the dramatic and hectic period when the Muhammed drawings put Denmark at the forefront of an incendiary, global debate on faith and democracy.

Director Vibeke Heide-Jørgensen
Producer Helle Faber
Produced by Bastard Film
Duration 58 min.
Year of Production 2006
Original Title To Mænd, Tolv Tegninger
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