London Kills Me ; )

With its warmth and affection for this work...

800 people in two packed, sold out screenings. Many Muslims, all engaged and the impact of the film here at the BFI has clearly been huge. Now onwards to Copehagen, Stockholm, Istanbul, San Sebastian and Turin.
Here are some comments:
Alex writes:
"Hello Mister Parvez!
How are you my friend? Let me first introduce myself. My name is Alex, I am spanish but have been living and working in London for the past 6 years.
I went today Sunday to see your wonderful film and now, almost 3 hours later it finished I still have my stomach revolved! You cant imagine how good it is what you re doing!! I am a devoted for the muslim and arab world, although I am christian I really follow the Muslim Hindu Arab world since I love the people and have a good insight of the hindu arab community. I am also learning arabic since the last 6 months and now know how to read and write although i dont have much vocabulary yet....
I just have words of congratulations, admiration and hopes that you will continue your work in the future. I signed in and put my email address in the form that had been passing around today in the cinema (not my credit card details though ;-) but I wouldnt mind doing so if that is to help you to carry on your formidable work. What a corageous man !! I still have troubles to assimilate what you ve done!! The muslim world needed someone like you and hope you will inspire more others from now on! I could type in now the whole night and tell you also my gay story, difficult coming out, etc... but my fear is you wont read this email seeing it so long! hahaha and i am sure you ve heard thousands of similar stories already.
I envy you my friend.
Last thing, I can imagine how extremely busy your life is now, cinema, promotion, etc, etc, etc.. If there s anything I could do to help you, or translations or anything you could think of i would very gladly help you ...
I ve heard you talking, calmed down, serious, listening to your comrades...... you ve been just BRILLIANT.
Keep it up and all the best Parvez!
There s only one God for all of us!"

Hassan writes:
"Hey Parvez
the movie was wonderful! i loved it
Im so happy Jihad has done so well - and that it's getting all this great press and recognition - and what great timing with the case of that Iranian boy. we read an interview with u in The Times - i appreciated your thoughts on Iran-bashing.
warm congratulations. you are so inspiring. i was telling my mom all about u and the film."

Chris says,
"Just a note to say that I attended your screening last night, and the film lived up (and surpassed) my every expectation. Also I was surprised and moved by the lighthearted moments."

Abe writes,
" Congratulations on your London coup!
I just heard the piece on NewsHour on the BBC and I thought Parvez did aspectacular job! (It might have seemed more logical, of course, if the
interviewer had considered Parvez' answers to previous questions beforeasking the follow-ups!) Anyway, I thought it was tremendously powerful!


thariel said...

hey, i liked your film. comments here: http://contrapuntal.blogspot.com/2008/04/london-lesbian-gay-film-festival.html

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