11.2.08

Press and Berlin

Yes- we are in Egypt Today, an influential Egyptian English Newsmagazine and the response is sure to be overwhelming. Here is the link
Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen
A controversial film breaks open the taboo topic of homosexuality and Islam
By Ethar El-Katatney

We also have a write up in the ARAB TIMES from Kuwait

Der Spiegel's online English version has an excellent interview as well.

ADR's very popular NACHTMAGAZIN interviews Mazen and me on their show yesterday-this very good story is at around 18:00 in the interview so just click forward till that time code on this link. YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON THE JIHAD FOR LOVE ICON ON THE LEFT OF THE PAGE


One of Germany's most powerful weeklys-DIE ZEIT puts Jihad as one of the top 10 films of the festival and calls it "herzzerreissend" (heartbreaking)


NEWSWEEK Magazine highlights the film is an excellent article.


STERN, also an influential voice in Germany, also has this on the film

VARIETY'S Ed Meza writes a comprehensive story including my future plans.


Rediff India's Asseem Chabbra writes about the film.

IN JUST THREE DAYS, 1800 PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THIS FILM AT THE BERLINALE!

My
Jihad of the Camera goes on and there will be much more to come

2 comments:

sift said...

Hi Parvez,
I had mailed you about watching your film. Guess you are busy.
Am a reporter from a Bangalore-base newspaper - Deccan Herald and would like to talk to you about your engagement with an area that few would unlikely speak about.
Please do reply to my mail. Mainstream papers in India, as you know, are not just homophobic but cringe on publishing anything to do with Islam. But I've spoken to my Sunday magazine editor and managed to convince her that a bold, radical expression on homosexuality among Muslim women and men, needs to be "spoken and written about".
Parvez...I've struggled with this identity by engaging with the LGBT groups here. My earnestness in writing about your film and your painstaking efforts in bringing together dialogues so honestly brought out, is quite strong.
Please take some time off and do reply. I'll mail you the questions.
Thanks.

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