The Arab initiative / Det arabiske initiativ

Lotte Mik-Meyer (DK, 2008)

Det arabiske initiativ (Lotte Mik-Meyer, DK, 2008)

As a part of the Danish government's "The Arab Initiative", one of Europe's leading experts on Islam, the Danish scholar, Dr. Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen, is sent to Cairo with his family. His mission is to create a dialogue between the Middle East and Denmark. Complicated by the crisis following the Danish Mohammad cartoons, his brief is to mediate between differing political attitudes and cultural perceptions. In a visually engaging style, The Arab Initiative, invites us into a number of dialogues discussing related themes on religion and politics.


Basic information

Danish titleDet arabiske initiativ
DirectorLotte Mik-Meyer
ProducerSara Stockmann
Director of PhotographyHenrik Bohn Ipsen
EditorSara Reither
Danish festival release2008-11-10
Production countryDenmark
Duration58 min.
Production companyBarok Film
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Danish ratingAllowed for all

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Lotte Mik-MeyerDirection
Sara StockmannProducer
Louise KjærExecutive producer
Anne Regitze WivelExecutive producer
Henrik Bohn IpsenCinematography
Sara ReitherEditing

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Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Information - Rösing, 13 November 2008)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 13 November 2008)

Anmeldelse (Kristeligt Dagblad - Clausen, 12 November 2008)

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