Since the time of the Prophet Mohammed, faithful Muslims have heeded the muezzin’s call to prayer five times a day. A more recent phenomenon is the Turkish call to prayer contest. Each year the country’s muezzins compete, and their powerful expressivity proves that muezzins are a special kind of artists. “MUEZZIN” follows the dramatic progress of the competition and investigates the phenomenon of individuality within Islamic culture.
Born in 1982. 1999–2000, 1-year intercultural stay in Argentina; 2001–2002, Studies at university St. Pölten for Media Management. Studies at Film Academy Vienna (production), since 2006, freelance producer and production manager for independent productions. In February 2008, launched SDA - Social Documentary Association. Selected projects: Mata Tigre (documentary, 2008); Was tu ich hier (music video, 2007); Muezzin (documentary, 2007, Berlinale Doc Station); Shanghai - Aufbruch/Abbruch (experimental documentary, 2007); Zeitfeld (short film, 2007, 1st Prize at Imagenes Jovenes, Buenos Aires); The Beast (short film, 2006); An der Bar (short film, 2006); Toni (short film, 2005); Frau Kratochvil (short documentary, 2005).