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Georg Misch

Filmography
1997 Insight
1999 Trautonium
1999 Ere We Go
1999 Lines
2002 I Am from Nowhere
2004 Calling Hedy Lamarr
2008 A Road to Mecca - The Journey of Muhammad Asad

Austrian Docs

A Road to Mecca - The Journey of Muhammad Asad / Georg Misch

In the early 1920s, Leopold Weiss, a Viennese Jew, traveled to the Middle East. The desert fascinated him, and Islam became his new spiritual home. He left his Jewish roots behind, converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Asad. He became one of the most important Muslims of the the 20th century, first as an advisor at the royal court of Saudi Arabia, and later translating the Koran into English. The director follows his fading footsteps, leading from the Arabian desert to Ground Zero. He finds a man who was not looking for adventures but rather wanted to act as a mediator between East and West. A Road to Mecca takes this opportunity to deal with a heated debate which is currently becoming more and more important.


Director:Georg Misch
Script:Georg Misch, Miriam Ali de Unzaga
Cinematography:Joerg Burger
Editing:Marek Kralovsky
Sound:Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson
Music:Jim Howard
Producer:Ralph Wieser
Production:Mischief Films
Narration:Georg Misch
Type:35mm Color
Production Country:Austria
Duration:92'
Production Year:2008
World Sales:Autlook Films, Austria Peter Jäger T. +43 720 346934 F. +43 720 3469 3455 peter@autlookfilms.com www.autlookfilms.com
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Friday, March 13, 2009 - 20:30
OLYMPION:Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 15:00
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