7.6/10
607
5 user 12 critic

Among the Believers (2015)

Trailer
2:09 | Trailer
An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque in Pakistan, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age.
18 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Abdul Aziz Abdul Aziz ... Self - Imam
Pervez Hoodbhoy ... Self
Edit

Storyline

Controversial Pakistani cleric Maulana Aziz, linked to the Taliban, declares jihad against the government to impose sharia law. The government retaliates by destroying his seminary, killing his mother, brother, his only son and 150 students. The film follows charming yet menacing Maulana Aziz on his personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, which causes the country to implode. The Red Mosque has students allied with ISIL, and strong ties to the Taliban. We meet two Red Mosque students whose paths diverge: Talha, 12, leaves his moderate Muslim family to study to be a jihadi preacher. Zarina, also 12, escapes her madrassa and joins a normal school. Her education is threatened by frequent Taliban attacks on schools like her own. In December, 2014, the Taliban massacred 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar, outraging Pakistan's moderate majority. Aziz's longtime opponent, education reformer Pervez Hoodbhoy joins the re-energized anti-extremist movement. Throughout the film, he passionately ...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

school | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Democracy has failed. Dictators have failed. Now there is a vacuum. Someone has to fill it.


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Aik Alif
Produced by Rohail Hyatt
Written by Noori and Saieen Zahoor
Performed by Noori and Saieen Zahoor
Courtesy of Coke Studio Pakistan
Under license from Frequency Media
See more »

User Reviews

 
Worth watching....
16 August 2017 | by aidanleenmurphySee all my reviews

Just another proof showing USA as a country of blooming hypocrisy. Throwing money and ammunition to fuel Islamic terrorist in hope they will fight the Russians....Reagan giving medals to terrorists and calling them hero. No doubts USA played a big role in creating middle eastern terrorism. With lack of education and poverty at this scale it probably wasn't difficult. They should rather have invested in educating these orphans.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Pakistan | USA

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jihadistien koulu See more »

Filming Locations:

Islamabad, Pakistan

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,900, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$4,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,189
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed