International Competition

Our own private Bin Laden

Samira Goetschel

The film of this Iranian-born author will try to explain the phenomenon of Osama Bin Laden, who is in equal parts a result of historical, economic and political decisions. As well as of the media throughout the world. Casting a light on the historical background that, starting with the cold-war policy, has given rise to terrorism, leads us to the causes of the new economic order. The film pays particular attention to the complex nature of the relation between the economic structures of terrorism and the war against terrorism. The creation of Bin Laden as we know him is one of the direct consequences of this relation. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Noam Chomsky, Jack Blum, Benazir Bhutto and others talk about the thesis that the world after 9/11 is not that much a result of that terrorist act, as it is of a number of fatal decisions made between 1945 and the present day.

Samira Goetschel

Director Samira Goetschel was born in Iran, but has grown up in New York City,

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Our own private Bin Laden

Switzerland, Canada
2005, 63', color/bw, video

Directed by:
Samira Goetschel

Screenplay by:
Samira Goetschel

François Crépin, Baudouin Koen, Kirsten A. Martin, Paco Wis

Edited by:
Shay J. Katz

Jean-Marie Béasse

Samira Goetschel

Produced by:
Chastè Films