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RABIH MROUÉ Sand in Eyes


RABIH MROUÉ Sand in Eyes

lecture performance
FR 13.04.2018 20:30
SA 14.04.2018 20:30

An exploration of the image politics of Islamist recruiting videos.

The visual language of Islamic recruitment videos responds to an aesthetic that appeals to young people growing up in Europe, while the content is shocking. Using material obtained by German security services, Rabih Mroué investigates what the videos reveal about their makers and what kind of power they have for winning over young people to Islamic propaganda.

Rabih Mroué not only ask questions about the underlying strategies and methods employed by Islamist recruiters, but also about how societies handle or respond to such propaganda. 


duration: 65 min

language: English


Written and presented by: Rabih Mroué

Director: Rabih Mroué

Collaboration research: Andrea Geißler

Translation to English: Ziad Nawfal

Translation to German: Lisa Wegener

Surtitles: Yvonne Griesel

Assistant: Petra Serhal

Special thanks to: Maria Magdalena Ludewig, Lina Majdalanie & Bilal Khbeiz

Produced by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Co-production: Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden