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22.4.08

BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD IN TURIN-OUR FIFTH AWARD

Five hundred people in two screenings. A man comes up to me and says, 'Here in Italy-we dont like Muslims. That is why we need to see this film'.
Another man has a Moroccan boyfriend for seven years. His boyfriend is married to a woman and thinks that being gay is 'haram'. He wishes that his boyfriend would have seen Jihad-but coming to see the film at a gay film festival would be too much for him.
Interesting conversations with a filmmaker from Tehran who tells me that during Naurooz this year, Ahmadinejad saw it fit to screen 'There will be Blood' on Iranian TV, repeatedly. We have been talking about 'the life surreal' in Tehran.
The journey of Jihad continues.
AND YES, 'JIHAD' HAS WON THE BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD AT THE TURIN GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL. THIS MEANS THE FILM HAS ALREADY WON FIVE PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

keep up the jihad for love! you are making the world a better place & a safer place for human beings. Parvez=he who succeeds,
and you do! in teaching people how to open their minds and hearts.

Shukria, shukran, mamnoon, thank you, for your gift of courage that you share with the world.

Anonymous said...

I went to the screening of "A Jihad for Love" at Southwestern University, April 29th. It is such a positive film that more people in the US should see. The film allows people to see followers of Islam in a new light. It makes Muslims seem more relatable to those who are followers of another religion. I hope that people watch A Jihad for Love with an open mind, because it is truely a film that can change people's mentality.

sapereaude80 said...

I saw the screening last night in Philly and the energy in the room was palpable...this film opens up the necessary dialogue for us to survive and overcome our fears.

Keep up the great work!

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This JIHAD IS ON FIRE

September 2007 is when I started (with a finished film, my first) and now some 49 countries and 8 million people later, the whole world is talking. The movement around this work has begun worldwide. We will be screening next year around the world and yes in Muslim countries as well.

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