Theo van Gogh

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Theo van Gogh

Theodoor "Theo" van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 23 July 1957 – 2 November 2004) was a Dutch movie director, movie producer, columnist, author and actor. He was born in The Hague, Netherlands. His great-great uncle was artist Vincent van Gogh.

Career[change | change source]

Van Gogh worked with the Somali-born writer and politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali to produce the short movie Submission (2004), which criticized the treatment of women in Islam. The last movie Van Gogh had completed before his death, 06/05, was a fictional exploration of the assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn.

Death[change | change source]

On 2 November 2004, Van Gogh was murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan Muslim in Amsterdam. He was 47 years old. [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. DeLong, William (2018-05-01). "Theo Van Gogh's Film On Islam Was So Controversial, He Was Killed Over It". All That's Interesting. Retrieved 2020-08-08.