The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, ... See full summary »
The film incorporates elements of dark humour, melodrama, crime, passion and revenge and is based on Anthony Shaffer's play, Sleuth. The film's hero is Rizwan Ahmed (Omair Rana) a ... See full summary »
Insha'Allah' is the tragic and heartbreaking story of Farhan, Sahar, and their new baby daughter Reem. Set in modern day Pakistan in the city of Karachi, 'Insha'Allah' challenges audiences ... See full summary »
Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" house mates soon introduce him to ... See full summary »
A young Pakistani man is chasing corporate success on Wall Street. He finds himself embroiled in a conflict between his American Dream, a hostage crisis, and the enduring call of his family's homeland.
The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, journalist, and Muslim convert Michael Muhammad Knight. His novel The Taqwacores, about a group of young Islamic punk rockers, received a storm of recognition among young American Muslims and prompted the formation of various Muslim punk bands. Written by
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam