Religious Tolerance in Oman
DVD "Religious Tolerance in Oman"
A film by Wolfgang Ettlich and Georg Popp
Producer: Mohammed Said Al-Mamari, Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs 2010
German, English, Arabic
30 Min; 12,5 x 12,5 cm; 20 gr.
This DVD was released in accompaniment to the exhibition "Religious Tolerance: Islam in the Sultanate of Oman". The film gives a very good insight into the diverse religious life in Oman and the special position of Islam in the country.
One can think, talk and theorize about tolerance as much as one wants, but it can only be experienced in person. This experience was made by director Wolfgang Ettlich using a cinematic approach to the Islamic culture of Oman. The audience accompanies the film team on a journey through the everyday life of modern Oman, thus gaining insight into many aspects of society that remain otherwise hidden from view of Western visitors. The director is accompanied on his journey by a German-speaking Omani who puts things in context and introduces the basic features of the Islamic religion. Islam is the state religion of Oman, ubiquitous, and is supported by both the faithful and the state. Other religious communities are also supported by the state and enjoy acceptance.