Short Programs from Battlefield Productions
This impromptu production was rushed into completion
with the limited facilities available while living in the benevolent
turmoil that was Dresden in the first years after Einheit ‹ the
reunification of East and West Germany on 3 October 1990. We attempted
to use the examples of beauty and destruction, reconstruction
and exploitation which played out in the chaotic, fascinating
city of Dresden, the Florence of the Elbe, during the second year
when new realisations were dawning, revealing an unexpected, new
colonisation. The final minutes of the video introduce the dawa
efforts of the Murabitun Muslims, led by Shaykh Abdalqadir al-Murabit,
which took place in Berlin and Dresden during the first days of
Produced with the assistance of my wife, Na'ima
Lehmann in 1992 in Dresden, Sachsen, Germany.
Program length: approx. 17 minutes
Format: PAL VHS
This is actually a storyboard, that is the cartoon-like
sketches which are used to develop a program idea. The idea in this
case is simple, you can be a banker too, if you just observe a few
elementary principles [sic]. Learn the secret of nearly endless
money and how banks really work. If you can put up with the perhaps
outdated references to the events stirring Europe in 1990 you may
well find this simple program worth its weight in gold.
Produced with the assistance of Dawud Price and Yahya
Cattanach in 1990 in Hethersett, Norfolk, England.
Program length: approx. 14 minutes
Format: PAL VHS
Language: English with simultaneous Spanish translation.
I chose this name to reflect the need to do the job with whatever
was available - urgency and necessity enforce their own aesthetic.
Motivating us was the knowledge that in this age media is a key
weapon in many of the battles that face the muslims in re-establishing
the deen brought by the Messenger of Allah, salle llahu alehi
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