Ea'adat khalq - Recycle

Jordan/NL/D/CH/USA 2007
D: Mahmoud al Massad, 80 min
OV with German subtitles

Abu Ammar, a former Jihadist, is struggling to reconcile his faith with reality. He lives in one of the poorest districts of Sarka, the birthplace of Abu Musab al Sarkawi, the former leader of al-Qaeda who was killed by American troops in Iraq in 2005. Abu Amar has to constantly cope with setbacks and is reduced to collecting cardboard boxes to provide for his family. When his situation deteriorates further, he has to make a radical decision to protect himself from complete debasement.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Organisers: Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum], Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]

Wednesday, 6 October 2010 - 9:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

4,- €