Herr Karl aus Nemsa


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Herr Karl aus Nemsa, 2003, video PAL, 12:10 min, b&w, sound
Shahram Entekhabi With Helmut Kandl

The 12 minute video-film "Herr Karl aus Nemsa" (Mr. Karl from Nemsa) is presented as being Shahram Entekhabis and Helmut Kandl joint project. Historic archive material from the beginning of the 20th Century taken from the Austrian State Museum displays images of the Islamic world. Paired with the sequence of pictures are quotations from the writer Karl May*. Prayer and religious chants make up the background soundtrack. Again, the differentiation within the specific nationalities and the prejudices against them, are examined.

*(Karl May is a German writer popular for his cowboy and Indian novels.)