A documentary film about Ibrahim El-Hassan and his fight against Denmark’s Ghetto Laws.
“It affects me that Denmark, which I love and care about, punishes me because of the family I was born into,” says 19-year-old Ibrahim el-Hassan. El-Hassan was born in Denmark, but is considered a “non-Western descendant”.
He grew up in Vollsmose, a suburb classified by authorities as a “hard ghetto”. When the Danish government introduces its “ghetto package” of laws, El-Hassan decides to defend his neighbourhood. Armed with social media and a petition, he begins a summer of protests which eventually take him to the halls of Denmark’s Parliament.
Featuring Ibrahim El-Hassan, Alaa Abdol-Hamid, Emma Talbro, Laust Svaneklink, Waed Riyhad. Additional cinematography: Karima Mahdaoui, Thomas Dyrholm, Rosa Lucca.
Commissioned by: Al Jazeera Media Network
Commissioner: Fiona Lawson Baker
Production: Camera X
Director: Daniel Bezares
Producer: Filson Ali
Duration: 25 min
Platform: TV and WEB
State: World Premiere Al Jazeera English – Witness Documentary Series