After his film ‘Submission’ about the oppression of women in Islam was broadcast, Theo van Gogh received numerous death threats. On November 2, 2004, he was brutally stabbed to death in the middle of the street. The documentary uncovers the background to the crime and investigates the murderer’s trail.
Esther Schapira, born 23rd January 1961 in Frankfurt/ Main (Germany). In 1987 got University degree in German literature and English. She is working as a freelance filmmaker and editor in charge for ARD (First German TV) in Frankfurt (HR) and Cologne (WDR). Since 1995 regular member of staff as filmmaker and editor in charge for historical documentations and do! cumentaries, political editor (commentaries) and presenter.
Kamil Taylan, born in 1950 in Istanbul/Turkey. From 1976 till 1979 was voluntary and german correpondent at the turkish daily ‘Demokrat’, till 1084 freelncer at radio HR3 and since 1980 film author.
Der Tag als Theo van Gogh ermordet wurde
2007, 57', color, video
Esther Schapira, Kamil Taylan
Detlef Dinges, Günter Milius
Festivals & Awards:
Prix Europa 2007