‘We were misled’: Crew members condemn anti-Islam film, claim Mohammed references added in post production
As mystery continued to surround the man behind Innocence of Muslims — the video that has sparked violent protest across North Africa — members of the film’s crew have come forward to claim they had no idea they were working on a piece of anti-Islamic propaganda.
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress from Bakersfield, Calif., who worked on the film told Gawker that the script she was given was titled simply Desert Warriors.
“It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago,” she said. “It wasn’t based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn’t anything about Mohammed or Muslims or anything.”
See the winning photographs from the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year awards
For photojournalists it is the creme de la creme—an award they all secretly, or publicly covet. And, invariably, it comes with huge personal risk, because following the news often means placing oneself in harms way. Here are some of the winning pictures, more at the link. (Photos: New York Times/Corbis/Reuters)