It doesn’t use derogatory words for gays. It’s western Islam’s first real voice of dissent. I was never actually into the music growing up. Even though The Taqwacores received a mixed reaction when it was released in the US last June, the Hollywood Reporter championed the film’s originality , and on this front, it is out on its own. With the financial participation of:

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At which point the book appeared to take on a life of its own. Xocumentary with the assistance of: October 21, 6: Join us on Facebook.

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With beer in the fridge and a porn mag in the living room, conflict is inevitable. Full Cast and Crew.

taqwacore documentary

Zahra’s jumpy feature film captures much of taqwacore’s energy, haqwacore less of its meaning. That world was an imaginary Muslim punk scene called Taqwacore where these questions could all be resolved — “taqwa” being an Arabic term for consciousness of the divine.

He invented the idea of “taqwacore,” which combines the Arabic term for “God consciousness” with the latter part of “hard-core. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.


This is a commune where one Muslim, Jahangir, sports a red mohawk and announces morning prayers with an electric guitar.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! But what he’s describing is a fantasy of a Muslim punk, rather than the reality.

taqwacore documentary

Add the first question. Cinema Politica is the largest campus and community based documentary screening network in the world. And the strongest followings are in Indonesia, where the bands are kind of hardline Islam and don’t like gays and all that.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. As a result, Zahra’s movie occasionally feels more intellectual than visceral, using the characters to drive the point home.

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The film’s set up sounds familiar enough — a meek Muslim student named Yusef joins a hardcore Islamic commune in upstate New York and becomes radicalised. The female punk in the burqa, Rabeya is the film’s most compelling character — a noisy, sexually liberated woman who refuses to ever show her face. Profanity, sexual situations, partial nudity, drug use. Since then, a lot of those bands have either ceased to exist, or said they’re not Taqwacore after all.


taqwacore documentary

The movie begins with the arrival of the audience’s surrogate, Yusef Bobby Naderi. The progression of the Muslim Punk scene, from fiction novel to full-blown real-life scene of bands and their fans.

How Islamic punk went from fiction to reality

Documentaty Screenings Stay tuned for upcoming screenings! It doesn’t use derogatory words for gays. The Banff Film and Television Fund. The punk kids inspired me to not be afraid of who I was. It’s a dozen or more, including radical and traditional, straight and gay, hedonistic and abstemious.

Share this Rating Title: Skip to main content. It’s a budget production, at the cheap end of indie, and the story is simple enough. Another member is gay and wears a skirt and makeup. Christian rock transparently attempts to make Christianity cool — if anything it rebels against rock’s orthodoxies of intoxication and foul language. Zahra taqwwcore her as “an exaggeration of an American Muslim.

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