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I am so sorry

3 channel video installation, sound, color
8.03 min.

Part of MEDIATION, a three channel videoinstallation produced and exhibited at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam, Holland. Videos: - Alles is Oké 8.03 min - I am so sorry 8.03 min - Escape. 4.17 min

Fitna (2008) is a short film by Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. Approximately 17 minutes in length, the film shows a selection of Suras from the Qur’an, interspersed with media clips and newspaper clippings showing or describing acts of violence and hatred by Muslims. The movie wishes to demonstrate that the Qur’an, and the Islamic culture in general, motivate its followers to hate all who violate the Islamic teachings. Consequently, the film argues, Islam encourages, among others, acts of terrorism, anti-Semitism, violence against women and Islamic universalism. A large part of the movie deals with the influence of Islam on the Netherlands. Wilders released the film March 27, 2008 on the video website Liveleak. The following day Liveleak removed the film from their servers after receiving threats which they described as being “of a very serious nature”. The film soon appeared on various BitTorrent and video sharing websites.


MEDIATION is a video installation made after the controversial release of Wilders film. It uses footage from the Internet showing Dutch people apologizing for Wilders film, images from a fun fair in Rotterdam and video-recorded statements from the streets of Rotterdam.


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