The Siege of Mecca

a film by Dirk van den Berg

The Siege of Mecca

Germany, France | 2018 | 76:00 min

Original Title:
MEKKA 1979 - URKNALL DES TERRORS? | LE SIEGE DE LA MECQUE

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
On November 20th 1979, hundreds of heavily armed men take over the Grand Mosque of Mecca. The battle for the holiest shrine of Islam would cost hundreds of lives, shake Saudi Arabia to its foundations, push the global balance of power to the brink of collapse.
Director Dirk van den Berg obtained exclusive access to first-hand accounts and never-before-seen archives from military, intelligence and civilian sources. His gripping political thriller tears the veils of history from an event that marked the beginning of religiously motivated terrorism that since 1979 holds the world firmly in its grip.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Dirk van den Berg
  • Producer Dirk van den Berg (OutreMer Film GmbH), Pascal Verroust (K2 Productions SarL)
Original Languages

English

French

Arabic

Co-Production Company
OutreMer Film GmbH
Germany
www.outremerfilm.comĀ 
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