A JIHAD FOR LOVE

By Parvez SHARMA

THE FILM SALES COMPANY - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2007


    • Year of production
    • 2007
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • FARSI
    • Director(s)
    • Parvez SHARMA
    • Producer(s)
    • Sandi DUBOWSKI
    • Synopsis
    • A JIHAD FOR LOVE. This astonishing documentary provides the first cinematic exploration into the world of gay Muslims. Taking grave personal risks, director Parvez Sharma joins his heroic characters who, despite enduring discrimination, violence, and imprisonment for being gay, are willing to give voice and access to their intimate lives and share experiences that have never been openly revealed before. Sharma picks his stories across the US, Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa to create a truly global look at this hidden minority. Their stories are both joyful and tragic, inspiring and unforgettable. The film's producer Sandi Dubowski directed Trembling Before G-d, the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed portrait of homosexuality in Orthodox Judaism. The world premiere at the 2007 Toronto Film Festival was a dramatic success. Its was also the opening night film at the 2008 Berlin Film Festival Panorama section. Worldwide rights available ex. US, Australia TV, France TV, Germany TV, UK TV.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles