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The Taqwacores

Directed by Eyad Zahra
83 min / 2010 / USA / English / Drama
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Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani-American, moves into a house where his roommates introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore Muslim rock scene- which begins to erode his own faith and ideologies.


Director/Producer: Eyad Zahra
Writer: Eyad Zahra, Michael Muhammad Knight
Cinematographer: JP Perry
Editor: Josh Rosenfield
Production Designer: Marwan Kamel


Bobby Naderi
Noureen Dewulf
Dominic Rains


Sundance Film Festival
SXSW Film Festival
Tallahassee Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (Winner, Best Director and Grand Jury Best Film Award)
Silkscreen Film Festival
Berkshire International Film Festival
Kiasma-teatteri Urban Festival
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Vladivostok International Film Festival
Ourense International Film Festival
Warsaw International Film Festival
Taipei County Film Festival
London Film Festival
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