Mads Brügger

Film director

1972 –

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Who is Mads Brügger?

Mads Brügger is a Danish filmmaker and TV host. His Danes for Bush and The Red Chapel are ironic documentaries filmed in the United States and North Korea. On the Danish channel DR2 he has been host of the talk show Den 11. time and the news program Deadline.

In October 2011 he released a new documentary, The Ambassador, about the trading of diplomatic titles in Africa. Brügger impersonated a Liberian ambassador by purchasing a new identity on a black market, and then proceeded to expose the ease with which people holding diplomatic titles can exploit the gem trade.

As result of the revelations in the documentary the government of Liberia has taken legal steps to prosecute Brügger and the other participants, due to the embarrassment his work has done to the country. However, as of July 2012 the Danish government has not been presented with a formal demand for the extradition of Brügger.

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Born
Jun 24, 1972
Denmark
Also known as
  • Mads Cortzen
  • Mads Brügger Cortzen
Nationality
  • Denmark
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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