The Taqwacores 2011 NR

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(13) IMDb 5.9/10
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A powerful, original, and hilariously irreverent story of punk Islam in the USA and the discovery of oneself within the confines of religion.

Starring:
Bobby Naderi, Noureen DeWulf
Runtime:
1 hour 24 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Music
Director Eyad Zahra
Starring Bobby Naderi, Noureen DeWulf
Supporting actors Dominic Rains, Jim Dickson, Volkan Eryaman, Denise George, Marwan Kamel, Anne Leighton, Nav Mann, Rasika Mathur, John Charles Meyer, Nicholas Riley, Ara Thorose, Phong Tran, Tony Yalda
Studio Strand Releasing
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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I can now understand why Taqwacores changes so many people's lives.
Tuscany Bernier
The quality of the script and filmmaking itself are top-notch, and anyone who has knows a little about Islam & the punk "scene" would be sure to enjoy this film.
Melssa
The film depicts a group of people struggling to define what Islam has to say to them today, how it can transform their lives.
Michael Sabani

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kamilla on March 23, 2011
Format: DVD
Saw the film at The Asian Film Festival last year in San Diego, my life changed that day. It hit really close to home being Palestinian/Jordanian myself... who knew there was such a crowd of radical thinkers. Loved the film, deep thought went into it, left me thinking for months... seriously. Recommend to anyone who wants to expand their view of the arab culture, awesome work guys!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By that's not my name on March 18, 2011
Format: DVD
Within the first half hour I already knew this was my new favorite film. Visually beautiful, smart and funny, with moments of such clarity of insight that they stick with you for days after and make you want to watch it again and again, in case you missed anything. It might help if you know something about punk and something about Islam, but anyone can understand and identify with the struggle to reconcile two seemingly incompatible world-views.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Riaan A on March 21, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I've just preordered my copy of the film and I am brimming with excitement as I wait for the fateful release date. Reading the book was like contacting a long lost brother, and watching the film is like finally seeing him with my own two eyes. Can't Wait.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CrookedLogic on April 6, 2011
Format: DVD
Saw the film in Los Angeles in October. Director Eyad Zahara captured the essence of the hardcore punk rock scene like few directors were able to do so before him. The acting is superb and the screen play is thought provoking and controversial. It challenges the audience on what it means to be a Muslim American and what it means to be a Muslim punk rocker trying to make sense of life as well as finding a non conflicting identity. The Riot Grrrl played by Nureen Dewulf was the most interesting character and her climactic final scene will not be forgotten. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SFV on April 5, 2011
Format: DVD
Every Muslim loves this movie. (Right? RIGHT?!) I also recommend it for non-Muslims who want to know what young American Muslims are *really* thinking. Been waiting for it to come out on DVD for months now.
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By explicit on March 15, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
i'm not muslim or, really anything but, i enjoy learning about different belief systems. i thought this movie was a great blend of subcultures, paradoxical aspects of living and, a struggle to evolve one's own belief system while still respecting what is held sacred. great acting, funny as hell and great music. seems like it would take some massive courage to make this movie. very fascinating. i've never seen anything like it.
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Interesting story that explores the conflict of Muslim faith as it impacts a variety of misfits searching for a message that unites them in their struggle with their prophet Mohammed.
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