Will Meinen | The Tattler
LONDON — The film blamed for riots across the Arab world and the deaths of four American diplomats is being derided by Muslim artists, but not for the reasons one would think.
“‘The Innocence of Muslims’ is a terrible film,” said cinematographer and editor Haroun Al Shamie. “I don’t mean the offensive content, I’m talking about the production value. It looks like it was shot on a first-generation flip cam and edited by a primary school student. I mean who synced the audio on that thing? It’s like a watching street copy of “Rush Hour” overdubbed in Arabic.”
Female Filmmaker, Ahlam Bahar, was equally offended by just how poorly executed the film was, as well as the amount of funding it received.
“I have been looking for investors for a script about an Egyptian girl who chooses a career over the traditional roles of wife and mother for two years now. I have the actors, the production staff, and have even discussed distribution possibilities in the United States, but I can’t get it made because no one will put up the money. And now this hack from America somehow raises $100,000 to make a piece of crap movie about how the Prophet was a homosexual and an advocate of child slavery. It’s maddening.”
Video artists from Libya have put out a short film to eulogize the life of J. Christopher Stevens, a well respected Ambassador who was thoughtful and sensitive to Libyan culture.
“In just one weekend, with no money at all, using a Canon 4D camera, a Zoom recorder, and Final Cut, we made a professional short that looks and sounds good and has a message,” said a representative of the film. “See, is that so hard whoever made that laughable piece of horse manure that has inflamed extremists around the globe?”