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Tough Being Loved by Jerks

Synopsis
Documentary. Because he had published the twelve Danish cartoons that had incurred the wrath of Muslims worldwide, Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, was cited to court by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France. Director Daniel Leconte covered the trial in real time, aiming at deciphering the international political, ideological and media-related stakes with the key participants. The film features lawyers, witnesses, the media, editorial conferences, demonstrations of support as well as the stances of intellectuals and politicians, the reactions of the prosecutors and of Muslim countries. A reflection on Islam, on the press, on the state of the public opinion in French society, but also an endeavour to answer the challenges that fundamentalism poses to all democracies.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
United States
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2008
Notes
With English subtitles.
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government; Religious studies
Keywords
France; freedom of expression; politics; religious fundamentalism; Media studies; Trials; Islamic radicals; Muslims; Charlie Hebdo (magazine)

Credits

Producer
Daniel Leconte

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$149.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
102 mins
Year
2015

Distributor

Name

Kino Lorber

Email
contact@kinolorber.com
Web
http://www.kinolorber.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 629 6880
Fax
+ 1 212 714 0871
Address
Suite 503
339 West 39th Street
New York
NY 10018
USA
Notes
See also Kino Lorber Education (qv) - also publish under other labels including Kino Classics, Alive Minds Cinema and Redemption Films.

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