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Monday, February 07, 2005

Two Bin Laden Fan's Duking It Out

Bin Laden’s Film Maker
Sues Michael Moore
A former close associate of Osama Bin Laden is to sue the film-maker Michael Moore for using his footage of the Al-Qaeda chief in the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

Essam Deraz, an Egyptian, spent almost four years in Afghanistan filming Bin Laden at training camps and fighting, gaining unprecedented access to the terrorist leader. He was the only person to film Bin Laden during the late 1980s and has the only footage of the Saudi exile in battle in Afghanistan.

Deraz has started legal action in Egypt and America to seek compensation for use of his footage in Fahrenheit 9/11, the biggest-grossing documentary in cinema history.
Deraz claims he had not signed a distribution agreement with Moore or anyone else. “I was the only cameraman with the Arabs. All of those shots of Bin Laden talking in the cave, talking into his walkie-talkie, they were all my work.
As hilarious as this whole thing seemed at first, on second analysis it's actually extremely troubling. Imagine if this guy wins in court here in America, which it sounds like he very well could. Proceeds from that awful movie of Moore's will actually be going straight to one of Bin Laden's henchmen. Now I realize it's only a guy who filmed him, but to think that people's money will be going to Bin Laden's camera man is truly disturbing.

I'm not sure what's worse; giving money to a terrorist friendly camera man like Deraz or giving money to a traitor like Michael Moore. Both are dead wrong in my book.


 
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Monday, February 07, 2005

Two Bin Laden Fan's Duking It Out

Bin Laden’s Film Maker
Sues Michael Moore
A former close associate of Osama Bin Laden is to sue the film-maker Michael Moore for using his footage of the Al-Qaeda chief in the documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.

Essam Deraz, an Egyptian, spent almost four years in Afghanistan filming Bin Laden at training camps and fighting, gaining unprecedented access to the terrorist leader. He was the only person to film Bin Laden during the late 1980s and has the only footage of the Saudi exile in battle in Afghanistan.

Deraz has started legal action in Egypt and America to seek compensation for use of his footage in Fahrenheit 9/11, the biggest-grossing documentary in cinema history.
Deraz claims he had not signed a distribution agreement with Moore or anyone else. “I was the only cameraman with the Arabs. All of those shots of Bin Laden talking in the cave, talking into his walkie-talkie, they were all my work.
As hilarious as this whole thing seemed at first, on second analysis it's actually extremely troubling. Imagine if this guy wins in court here in America, which it sounds like he very well could. Proceeds from that awful movie of Moore's will actually be going straight to one of Bin Laden's henchmen. Now I realize it's only a guy who filmed him, but to think that people's money will be going to Bin Laden's camera man is truly disturbing.

I'm not sure what's worse; giving money to a terrorist friendly camera man like Deraz or giving money to a traitor like Michael Moore. Both are dead wrong in my book.