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Of Fathers and Sons - Following a Radical Islamist Family in Syria
In this Oscar -nominated documentary, filmmaker Talal Derki traveled to Syria where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare…
Cairo In One Breath - The Changing Religious Soundscapes of Cairo
The adhan is the Muslim call to prayer, an invitation to sacred space traditionally recited by a muezzin at a mosque five times each day. Cairo has thousands of mosques, and with countless muezzins chanting the call simultaneously there is…
Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else) - Muslim Women in Canada and the Decision to Wear a Hijab
Muslim women in Canada face challenges and uncertainties when they decide to start or stop wearing hijab, and encounter people with a variety of opinions. This candid and eye opening film challenges all viewers with emotions and humour, while revealing…
Mariam - A Young Muslim Girl Comes of Age
French Muslim teenager, Mariam, must choose between her hijab & school when France passes a law in 2004 banning religious symbols from public schools. A rare portrait of the coming-of-age of a Muslim teen, the film addresses the themes of…
Inside the Koran
The Koran is one of the most ideologically influential texts in the world, with over a billion Muslims following its precepts. Yet within this singular religious community there are profound differences in attitudes about peace, violence, punishment, forgiveness, and the…
(un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab
(un)veiled introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same topic that was banned last minute but delivered…
Taqwacore - The Birth Of Punk Islam
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, who converted to Islam in rebellion against his white-supremacist father. He went on to pen the…
Rights and Wrongs - The Story of Women in Islam
By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film is an essential resource that debunks myths about women and Islam. Renowned…
Jews & Muslims: Origins (610-721)
Part of the Series: Jews & Muslims: Intimate Strangers - 4 Part Series
This is an account of the birth of Islam and a history of conquest stretching from Persia to Spain. For the conquered, what was their place in this empire? For the polytheists they had little choice but to convert, for…
They Call Me Muslim - Muslim Women and the Decision to Wear a Hijab
In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil - or hijab - is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women's freedom when a democratic country forbids the wearing of the veil? In this…
Islam: There is no God but God
Part of the Series: The Long Search
It is said in Islam that every child is born Muslim by nature: he has the belief in his heart of one God. Over 400 million people profess Islam, and its numbers are said to be growing. In this program…
Mary Meets Mohammad - The Friendship of an Australian Woman and Tasmanian Asylum Seeker
The film opens with the Australian government's surprise announcement to build Tasmania's first detention centre for 400 male asylum seekers at Pontville on the outskirts of Hobart. The local community erupts with hostility as the Department of Immigration host a…
Bhutto - Democracy Was Her Greatest Revenge Against Extremism
The epic story of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman in history elected to lead a Muslim nation. A favored daughter of the family often called the "Kennedys of Pakistan," Benazir was elected Prime Minister after her father was overthrown and…
The Hidden Art of Islam - Interpretations of the Quran in Islamic Art
PBS
Muslim belief and tradition specifies that there should be no depictions of God or the Prophet Muhammad. In religious contexts, this constraint on what artists can depict extends to human figures and other living creatures as well. These prohibitions have…
Voices of Muslim Women from the U.S South - Growing up Muslim the Southern United States
A documentary that explores the Muslim culture through the lens of five University of Alabama Muslim students. The film tackles how Muslim women carve a space for self-expression in the Deep South and how they negotiate their identities in a…
New Muslim Cool
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Perez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community,…
Things Arab Men Say - Eight Men Discuss Being Arab in Canada
Arab men worldwide are, for the most part, depicted by the mainstream media as terrorists, suicide bombers, or, at best, extremists. THINGS ARAB MEN SAY, by Egyptian-born filmmaker Nisreen Baker, is an intimate and fascinating documentary that follows eight Arab…
The Mosque In Morgantown - Issues Facing Islam in America
When Muslim writer and activisit Asra Nomani returns to her hometown mosque in West Virginia, she believes she sees signs of trouble: exclusion of women, intolerance toward nonbelievers, suspicion of the West. Her resulting campaign for change alienates would-be allies…
Holy Wars
Part of the Series: The Life of Muhammad
PBS
Omaar shines a light on key events in Muhammad's life, including the Night Journey to Jerusalem, his life-threatening departure from Mecca, the establishment of the Constitution of Medina that recognizes the rights of all people (Jews, Christians, and pagan tribes)…
In the Land of Pomegranates - Stories of Israeli and Palestinian Youth
From Academy Award -nominated filmmaker Hava Kohav Beller comes her new film IN THE LAND OF POMEGRANATES, a suspenseful, multi-layered documentary centered on a group of young people who were born into a violent and insidious ongoing war. They are…