A Jihad for Love

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Overview

Parvez Sharma's A Jihad for Love marks one of the very first documentaries to examine the occasional overlaps between Islam and homosexuality. Evincing great sensitivity to both the subject matter and the interviewees, Sharma hones in on a transcontinental group of homosexual individuals who attempt to reconcile their faith in the Koran where, according to many interpretations, same-sex relations are condemned with their non-heterosexual identities. Hailing from countries as diverse as France, South Africa, ...
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Overview

Parvez Sharma's A Jihad for Love marks one of the very first documentaries to examine the occasional overlaps between Islam and homosexuality. Evincing great sensitivity to both the subject matter and the interviewees, Sharma hones in on a transcontinental group of homosexual individuals who attempt to reconcile their faith in the Koran where, according to many interpretations, same-sex relations are condemned with their non-heterosexual identities. Hailing from countries as diverse as France, South Africa, Turkey, and India, these individuals typically find themselves in a delicate position; forced to hide their private lives in their native Muslim communities under fear of death, the next best option that exists involves immigrating out of the Middle East and thus abandoning their home cultures. At the core of her film, Sharma suggests that the answer may lie in an unusual source of hope: the devout individuals who, in lieu of relinquishing Islam, make the difficult and commendable decision to try to reconcile their sexual and romantic proclivities with their Islamic faith.
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Special Features

Behind the scenes; Director interview; New footage from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • UPC: 720229913430
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:21:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,975

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Muhsin Hendricks Participant
Mazen Participant
Sana Participant
Mayam Participant
Ferda Participant
Kiymet Participant
Amir Participant
Arsham Participant
Payam Participant
Mojitabn Participant
Ahsan Participant
Technical Credits
Parvez Sharma Director, Cinematographer, Producer, Screenwriter
Berke Bas Cinematographer
Sussan Deyhim Score Composer
Sandi Simcha DuBowski Producer
Peter Friedman Consultant/advisor
Andrew Herwitz Executive Producer
Richard Horowitz Score Composer
Michael Huffington Executive Producer
Dave Mace Executive Producer
Eileen Opatut Executive Producer
Brice Pullan Editor
Linda Saetre Executive Producer
Juliet Weber Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Jihad for Love
1. Opening Credits [3:29]
2. Muhsin - Part 1 [10:32]
3. Mazen [10:37]
4. Sana [4:01]
5. Maryam and Maha [7:17]
6. The Iranians - Part 1 [13:10]
7. Ferda and Kiymet [9:54]
8. Pakistani Sufis [2:01]
9. India [7:35]
10. The Iranians - Part 2 [4:22]
11. Muhsin - Part 2 [3:52]
12. Closing Credits [3:58]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Jihad for Love
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Subtitles
      English
      Arabic
      Farsi
      Urdu
      Hindi
      Turkish
      French
      Spanish
   Special Features
      Parvez Uncut
      Muslim Talk Radio
      Traveling "Love Jihadis"
      More of Mushin
      Tahir's Pakistan
      Trans in Turkey
      An American Muslim
   First Run Features
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Review: A Jihad for Love

    I just watched the entirety of this movie on YouTube, after hearing about it on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Inside Islam" podcast. This documentary confronts some important issues, both for the ummah and for homosexuals throughout the world, regardless of their religious persuasion. Although it is a little rough around the edges (at least on YouTube), this is compensated by the heavy nature of the material that the film deals with.

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