A Jihad For love: A Film Screening and Conversation
Friday, November 5th, 2010, 7:30pm
Alfred Lerner Hall, Room 569
A screening and conversation with the director of A Jihad for Love a documentary film exploring the diverse lives of gay and lesbian Muslims in countries ranging from India and Iran to France. The film’s subjects struggle to reconcile their homosexuality with their faith, even as the majority of Muslims believe the Qur’an forbids it.
Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Muslim writer and filmmaker. In 2009, UTNE Reader listed Parvez Sharma in “50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World.” His film has been premiered at most major international festival venues including a world premiere at Toronto in 2007 and a European premiere (as the opening film of Panorama Documentary) in Berlin, 2008. It was also the winner of the prestigious GLAAD media award for Outstanding Documentary (2009). He writes for The Huffington Post, CNN-IBN, The Daily Beast and The Guardian.
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“In the Names of Gods” is a month-long film series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Toleration and Religion.