Theo Van Gogh's Submission

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Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh's two minute movie Submission, the extraordinary short film that sealed Van Gogh's fate, was screened in Los Angles this weekend at American Film Renaissance

Brilliant, artistic, and gruesome,  it depicts the internal struggle of  a  Muslim woman condemned to an arranged marriage, in which she suffers indignities,  rape, and mutilations at the hand of her husband —— but she endures the humiliations and brutalities, in submission to Allah.  

Bless Theo's soul —— he speaks through the tyrannized voices of the women of Islam ——  is America listening?

Kate Wright   1 16 06

Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh's two minute movie Submission, the extraordinary short film that sealed Van Gogh's fate, was screened in Los Angles this weekend at American Film Renaissance

Brilliant, artistic, and gruesome,  it depicts the internal struggle of  a  Muslim woman condemned to an arranged marriage, in which she suffers indignities,  rape, and mutilations at the hand of her husband —— but she endures the humiliations and brutalities, in submission to Allah.  

Bless Theo's soul —— he speaks through the tyrannized voices of the women of Islam ——  is America listening?

Kate Wright   1 16 06