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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 Festivals & awards
Original title Måske uskyldig
Danish title Måske uskyldig
Other titles Maybe Innocent
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
Production companies Eyeworks Denmark
Technical info color
TV release 16.06.2009, DR 2
Danish rating Allowed for all

Companies

Production companies Eyeworks Denmark

Direction

Direction Nagieb Khaja

Production

Producer Henrik Grunnet

Cinematography

Cinematography Camilla Hjelm Knudsen
Cinematography Erik Norsker

Stills

Stills Erik Norsker

Editing

Editing Lars Juul Jensen

Music

Music Michael Blicher

Sound

Sound Casper Husted

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