|2007 November - December, 23rd.
Antonio was working for Radio Despertar in Viana, near Luanda (Angola).
By the way he was speaking with people, learning, trying to understand the past, the present & the potencials in the future, investigating new stories...
Read Antonios Angola Diary Part 1 ( PDF German language ---> Dec. 5th)
Read Antonios Angola Diary Part 2 ( PDF German language Dec. 6th+7th )
Read Antonios Angola Diary Part 3 ( PDF German language Dec. 8th+9th )
Read Antonios Angola Diary Part 4 ( PDF German language Dec. 10th )
Read Antonios Angola Diary Part 5 ( PDF German language Dec. 11th +12th)
Thursday, November 29th.
During an investigation - filming and documenting life in "Iraque"
- a quarter of Luanda, Angola - Antonio and Alexandre Neto Solombe (editor and journalist at Radio Despertar) were violently arrested nov. 28th, at 10.30 am and released after 5 hours.
The Union of the Journalists in Portugal refers to the violations of freedom of information in Angola...
Read the article at www.jornalistas.online.pt / PDF
Amnisty International refers to the illegal arrest of the Journalists Antonio Cascais and Alexandre Neto Solombe.
Read the full article at www.amnestyusa.org / PDF
Portuguese version of the amnesty international note on the illegal arrest of the two journalists Antonio Cascais and Alexandre Neto Solombe. PDF
French version at www.amnesty.org / PDF
Wednesday, December 5th.
"Visão" - a portuguese News Magazine writes a story the illegal arrests of Antonio Cascais and Alexandre Neto Solombe... PDF
Contact in Angola:
Until Dec, 23rd. you can reach him by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or on his angolan mobile phone: ++244 92 7312608
António Cascais is working on a special report for german tv ARD on the role of
(catholic) religion in portuguese society.
Please click on the image above to watch the movie.
The Documentary "Koran im Kopf" ("Qur’an in my head") is broadcasted on
WDR-TV on monday, august, 6th, 22:45 (11:45 pm) and Phoenix-TV on monday, august, 27th, 01:30 pm & 06:00 pm.
If you missed watching the movie on TV - you can watch it
in four parts on youtube.com:
First Part | Second Part | Third Part | Fourth Part
2. as a complete movie by downloading it from video.stage6.com
Download 1680636.divx (200 MB-Videofile)
Please notice that it may take up to 30 seconds until the download starts)
If your Computer can´t play the DIVX-Format you can get a free player
by visiting http://www.videolan.org/ and following the downloadlink at the
topnavigation of the website.
Please report broken links to email@example.com
Please click on the image above to watch a short excerpt. (2006)
For more information (in german Language) please click the following links :
WDR press release // WDR press release (PDF)
article of the german news agency KNA on the film "Koran im Kopf / Qur'an in my head" ( Adobe-PDF / 1.8 Mb)
article in the german newspaper "Kölner Stadtanzeiger" on the film "Koran im Kopf" (Adobe-PDF)
article in the german online-newspaper "KSTA.de" on the film "Koran im Kopf" (Adobe-PDF)
Interview with Antonio Cascais about the documentary for german magazine "Publik Forum" (Adobe-PDF)
article in the german newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung " on the film "Koran im Kopf" (Adobe-PDF)
Interview with Antonio Cascais about the documentary for german Television WDR.de (Adobe-PDF)
article in the german online-newspaper "Welt-Online" on the film "Koran im Kopf" (Adobe-PDF)
press release of the protagonist of the film, Barino B., august, 7th,
2007 (german language / Adobe-PDF)
(If the link does not open in in your browser - please right-click the link and choose "save as" to save the PDF to your harddrive.)
Charge brought against Barino on 08.08.2007 (Adobe PDF)
(information found in the german blog "politicallyincorrect.de".
Antonio Cascais did not verify this information)
Reaction of Barino (13.10.2007): Read PDF
German radiostation "Deutschlandfunk" writes about the film "Koran im Kopf" (Adobe-PDF)
Article on Barino published by Antonio Cascais in the german online magazine "cultura21" // PDF
German TV station WDR interviews Barino B., the protagonist of the documentary "Qur'an in my head"
if the link is broken - you can read the full article here:
Converts in NRW-Germany : PDF
Please click the folowing link to watch a short excerpt of the film:
Converts in NRW-Germany: Flashmovie
in my head"
Germany 2006, author: Antonio Cascais,
/ camera: Marcel Kolvenbach
Click on the picture to watch a short excerption.
"No other movement
or ideology today is so attractive for young
people as Islam", caims 21year old Barino.
Since 5 years he is visiting an Arab mosque
He was drawn to Islamic faith by
the welcoming people and the search of spirituality
he was lacking in his German environment. Since
then he is studying closely the Qur’an
sura by sura.
“Who ever changes just one verse, one
word or letter of Qur’an automatically
is no more Moslem.” Explains Khaled, a
young German of Moroccan origin, during his sermon
in the mosque, Barino is visiting.
Khaled represents a new generation of devoted
Moslems in the western world who desire to live
strictly the way Mohammed did.
The film deals with
a young Islamic movement in the western world.
Young people who believe
in the Qur’an and – different to
their father’s generation study it closely.
During his studies
Barino discovers the call for “Holy war”, the call to fight
and possibly kill the disbelievers, the
Jews and Christians. He feels, that as a good
Muslim he would have to follow these controversial
verses of Qur’an too.
Khaled however points
out, that the verses on fighting are only valid
during times of war. “But
we’re not in a war. Thank God!”
can life be improved?" a congress in Águeda,
Organized by Antonio Cascais
congress had 108 participants, who came
from many european countries to the little
village of "Macieira de Alcoba" to
discuss the ways of improving the modern
citizen's quality of life.
together - where is the future of
A congress in Salema, Algarve,
organized by Antonio Cascais
dialogue between representatives of different generations,
civilisations and political points of view is not
easy.But the dialogue will go on.
Antonio Cascais is preparing the next intercultural
and "inter-generational" congress
It will take place near the city of Águeda,
northern Portugal, in july 2005.
The documentary "this is my country" is still being
discussed in many forums:
From september 2004 on, it will be shown by teachers
to students in different
schools and universities in Germany for pedagogical reasons.