the perfect muslim

Directors:  Fenar Ahmad

- A tongue-in-cheek investigation into the world of integration in Denmark.

Nikolai Lang and his one man think tank, the Danish Center for Integration Analysis (DCIA), has decided to put an end to the debate over integration once and for all. His goal is to find the Danish ideal for the Perfect Danish Muslim. He then wants to introduce all Danish Muslims to this ideal.
 
In order to understand the Danes point of view, Nikolai Lang takes a scientific approach. He wants to avoid the usual media and policy spin, and instead uses focus groups and telephone interviews. He questions experts in Danish culture - and presents his results for a group of young second generation immigrants in Gellerup Parken in Århus. Are they ready to follow his 10 rules for perfect integration?
 
The director, Fenar Ahmad, whose family came to Denmark from Iraq, follows Nikolai Lang's investigation and at the same time he investigates his own personal encounter with Denmark.


PRODUCTION FACTS

Danish Title: Den Perfekte Muslim
Director: Fenar Ahmad
Year: 2009
Duration: 58 min.
Country: Denmark
Producer: Signe Byrge Sørensen
Editor: Henrik Vincent Thiesen
Idea and concept: Nikolai Lang
Production Company: Final Cut Productions ApS