BIFF 2020
Norwegian documentary

Dugma - The Button

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Dugma - The Button
Norge/ 2016/ 1 t.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk/engelsk
CAST:
Abu Qusawara, Abu Basir
DIRECTOR:
Pål S. Refsdal
WRITER:
Pål S. Refsdal
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Pål S. Refsdal
PRODUCER:
Ingvil Giske
Soon-to-be suicide bombers

DUGMA – THE BUTTON is a stunningly intimate portrait of soon-to-be suicide bombers for the Syrian rebel group the Al-Nusra Front. The candour with which the fundamentalists address the camera leads to several instances of uncomfortable laughter, as in a scene where a man worries about his bad back while showing off the truck that will soon blow him to smithereens. Featuring unique access to the infamous Salafist organization, DUGMA – THE BUTTON is a chilling encounter with religious fanaticism and an attempt to explain the logic that drives people to acts of terror.


Festival Guest: Director Pål Refsdal


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Pål S. Refsdal

Pål Refsdal (Norway, 1969) Filmography: CAPTURED BY TALIBAN (2010)

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