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Taqwacore:
The Birth of Punk Islam

Total score  9.0

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Original languages: English / Urdu.

2009. 1h20m. Documentary directed by Omar Majeed.

Synopsis

It is the summer of 2007. The Pakistani punkers have arrived at the last stop of their U.S. tour and are celebrating with tourmates. There's Koroush, an Iranian kid from San Antonio who calls his band Vote Hezbollah; Sena, a Pakistani lesbian from Vancouver who fronts the all-girl Secret Trial Five; Marwan, whose Chicago-based group Al-Thawra pounds heavy metal beats into Arabic drones. And there, at the centre of it all, pumping his fists in the air and shouting Allah hu Akbar, is a white American convert named Michael Muhammad Knight.

Featuring

Riz Ahmed
Arieb Azhur
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