Our Jihad is making News

There is a great deal of anticipation and I will be blogging a lot more soon.

I returned to the Firehouse studios of my former employer Democracy Now!-a nationwide radio and television show with this great interview with award winning journalist Amy Goodman. Click here to view and listen.

One of the best and most comprehensive reports on the film is on here, from Turkey based journalist Dorian Jones, who also reports for the BBC.
Dorian Jones for Eurasia.Net

I was on the NPR Show-Takeaway ths morning. Click on this link to listen.

New York Magazine lists the film as a critics pick with a nice little blurb.

"Ignore the silly title. Parvez Sharma’s brave documentary about homosexuality in the Muslim world presents a brutally honest, eye-opening look at gay and lesbian individuals who continue to practice their religion, despite its blunt, often violent rejection of their orientation.

New York Magazine also writes about the film, in this short write-up-"How Parvez Sharma made 'A Jihad for Love"
Here is a link to an excellent interview in the New York Blade (the grammatical errors are not from my speaking! And I am misquoted on 'there are only six Islamic states')

Struggles of Gay Muslims
Local filmmaker Parvez Sharma discusses homosexual Muslims—and the trouble with U.S. activists who try to help them.


Unknown said...

Dear Parvez!
We had this great opportunity to watch your document here in Poland during the Planete DocReview Festival. I would like to thank you very much for Jihad for love! it is an extremely important issue that you showed in your film! Not onlu for Muslims but for all monoteistic religions. I am not a gay nor lesbian but I am a strong believer, catholic and see what struggle it is for homosexualists to try to deal with love and religion.And how religions instead of mercy and love gives pain and guilt,how religions are "wiser" than GOD!Great job, Parvez!

Anonymous said...

i listened to your interview on democracy now and watched snippets of the trailer on youtube. it spoke to me in a way quite personal and im trying not to tear up as i write this. as a kenyan, queer identifying lesbian where visibility is a dangerous option, knowing that there are those other brown people such as myself working to break down prejudices and intolerance makes my heart sing. asanti sana.


Anonymous said...

I was listening to your live NPR talk show - a new horizon is being created, make it good.


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