The Arab initiative

Lotte Mik-Meyer, Denmark, 2008

58 min.DK/Documentary

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 Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Det arabiske initiativ
Other titles The Arab initiative
Keywords , , Islam, ,
Director Lotte Mik-Meyer
Producer Sara Stockmann
Director of Photography Henrik Bohn Ipsen
Editor Sara Reither
Sound Morten Groth Brandt
Composer Frithjof Toksvig
Appearances Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen
Production country Denmark
Production companies Barok Film
Technical info color
Danish festival release 10.11.2008, Grand, Cph:Dox
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Production companies Barok Film


Direction Lotte Mik-Meyer


Producer Sara Stockmann
Executive producer Louise Kjær
Executive producer Anne Regitze Wivel


Cinematography Henrik Bohn Ipsen


Editing Sara Reither


Music Frithjof Toksvig


Sound Morten Groth Brandt


Appearance Jakob Skovgaard-Petersen

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Information Lilian Munk Rösing 2008-11-13
Anmeldelse Politiken Kim Skotte 2008-11-13
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Bente Clausen 2008-11-12