Magazine article Screen International

Film Planned on Copenhagen Terror Attack

Magazine article Screen International

Film Planned on Copenhagen Terror Attack

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Danish producer and head of Zentropa Entertainments, Peter Aalbæ k Jensen, has announced Closed Eyes (Lukkede øjne), a feature film about the Copenhagen terror attack in Feb 2014, when three people were killed and five policemen wounded.

In an interview Aalbæ k Jensen said that "if the project had been proposed by a group of pig-coloured Danes, he would have refused it," which made the nationalist Danes' Party report him to the police for violating the legalisation against racism. "If he is not convicted, it is legal hypocrasy of the worst kind," declared party leader Daniel Carlsen.

The Copenhagen shootings were carried out by Danish Jihadist Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussain, who swore allegiance to Islamic State before he attacked a debate on Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Speech at Copenhagen's Krudttønden culture centre.There he killed Danish director-producer Finn Nørgaard and wounded three police officers.

He then tried to enter the Jewish synagogue in Krystalgade, where 80 Jews attended a young girl's bat mitzvah - El-Hussain shot dead Jewish security guard Dan Uzan and injured another two policemen. Security forces traced him to Copenhagen's Nørrebro district and involved him in a final shoot-out, where he was brought down by 38 bullets. …

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