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will significantly hasten a resolution for many in their struggle for love See more (6 total) »

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Muhsin Hendricks ... Himself
A.K. Hoosen ... Himself (as Mufti A.K. Hoosen)
Mazen ... Himself

Abdellah Taia ... Himself
Sana ... Herself
Maryam ... Herself
Maha ... Herself
Amir ... Himself
Arsham Parsi ... Himself
Payam ... Himself
Mojtaba ... Himself
Ferda ... Herself
Kiymet ... Herself
Qasim ... Himself
Syed Kalbe Jawad ... Himself
Ahsan ... Himself

Directed by
Parvez Sharma 
 
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Parvez Sharma 

Produced by
Sandi Simcha Dubowski .... producer (as Sandi DuBowski)
Andrew Herwitz .... executive producer
Michael Huffington .... executive producer
Dave Mace .... executive producer
Ioannis Mookas .... associate producer
Eileen Opatut .... executive producer
Linda Saetre .... executive producer
Amisha Veda .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Sussan Deyhim 
Richard Horowitz 
 
Cinematography by
Berke Bas 
David W. Leitner 
Parvez Sharma 
 
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Juliet Weber 
 
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Brice Bishop-Pullan .... post-production supervisor
Donald Klocek .... post-production supervisor
 
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Peter Friedman .... creative consultant
 
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Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... dialogue editor
Ira Spiegel .... supervising sound editor
John Werner .... sound editor
 
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Adnan Malik .... assistant camera
 
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Berke Bas .... additional editor
Brice Bishop-Pullan .... assistant editor
David Gauff .... online editor
Ahmed Hussein .... assistant editor
Donald Klocek .... additional editor
Joaquin Perez .... assistant editor
Stephen Vittoria .... editor: Theatrical Trailer
 
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Ramsay Adams .... music supervisor
Abe Velez .... music supervisor
 
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Josh Hetzler .... thanks
 

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Australia:M | Canada:14A | Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | USA:Unrated
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The film used covered faces and silhouettes in order to protect the safety of sources whose lives would have been in danger had their identities been revealed.See more »
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Muhsin Hendricks:I guess what was never taught to us, when I was growing up, is that Allah is also the Allah of love. We always had to Taqwa Allah. You have to fear God. We never were taught about the love of God.See more »

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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
will significantly hasten a resolution for many in their struggle for love, 20 May 2008
Author: John Frame (johnvframe@yahoo.com) from Brisbane, Australia

"A Jihad For Love" is in the same league as "Trembling Before G-d" and "In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith" as a fine documentary dealing with the reality of severe religion based oppression of homosexuals.

"Trembling Before G-d" dealt with Orthodox Judaism and "In Good Conscience" dealt with Vatican-dominated Catholicism. "Jihad For Love" combines some of the sentiments in both those films - especially in affirming that scriptures can and ought to be read compassionately and intelligently, rather than merely reciting archaic and dubious interpretations.

The filmmakers hold the appropriate premise - the self-evident truth that difference is normal, including difference in innate sexual preference. The job of this film is not to prove that homosexuality is a valid human trait, but to question why vigorous, often mortally violent, oppression persists against persons who only want to love and be loved in honesty and with equity.

Any informed parent ought to be aware that no matter what their religion or location in the world, their children stand exactly the same statistical likelihood of being born same sex attracted - and there's nothing they can do to change that fact. However parents can do their utmost to ensure that their family, community and legal system is prepared to accept and support all good loving people.

"A Jihad For Love" will follow the other two films in doing incalculable good in the world by stimulating active community debate and also by presenting some very powerful role models for same sex attracted Moslems and for their families, friends and religious leaders. I expect that it will significantly hasten a resolution for many in their struggle for love.

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