Maybe Innocent

Nagieb Khaja, Denmark, 2009

53 min.DK/Documentary

February 2008, PET (Danish Security and Intelligence Service) breaks into Hafsa's home and imprisons her Tunisian husband, Karim, whom they suspect of planning to murder the cartoonist Kurt Vestergaard in collaboration with two suspected helpers. The new terror law gives PET the power to administratively convict Karim and one of the other suspects without a trial. With the new law, PET can deport foreigners, who are under suspicion of terrorist activities without presenting proofs or giving the suspects the opportunity to defend themselves in court.
The suspicion against Karim launches a new debate about freedom of speech, and several newspapers choose to reprint the Muhammad cartoons.
Convinced of her husband's innocence, Hafsa strives with all her might to help her husband. We follow Hafsa, when she visits her husband in prison, and when she turns to lawyers and authorities in an attempt to help her husband, and what she thinks. The film shows the decisive moments, when Hafsa and Karim make fatal decisions that will follow them both for the rest of their lives.
Basic information Credits
Original title Måske uskyldig
Danish title Måske uskyldig
Keywords Anti-terrorism legislation, Danish security and intelligence service, 2000-2009, Foreigners
Director Nagieb Khaja
Producer Henrik Grunnet
Director of Photography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen, Erik Norsker
Editor Lars Juul Jensen
Sound Casper Husted
Composer Michael Blicher
Production country Denmark
Technical info color
TV release 16.06.2009, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Eyeworks Denmark


Direction Nagieb Khaja


Producer Henrik Grunnet


Cinematography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Cinematography Erik Norsker


Stills Erik Norsker


Editing Lars Juul Jensen


Music Michael Blicher


Sound Casper Husted

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