BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary
A Jihad for Love

A Jihad For Love

ORIGINAL TITLE:
A Jihad For Love
USA / Tyskland / Frankrike / Storbritannia / Australia / 2007 / 81 min
DIRECTOR:
Parvez Sharma
A brave documentary on the relationship between Islam and homosexuality as seen from a practicing Muslim

 

A JIHAD FOR LOVE is one of the first films to thoroughly examine the place of homosexuality in the Islamic faith. According to most scholars and interpretations, The Quran condemns same-sex relations, and indeed such practice is frowned upon in most muslim communities. Parvez, himself a practising Muslim and homosexual, portrays a large group of homosexual Muslims from a wide range of nations who all struggle to reconcile their sexual orientation with their personal beliefs as well as those held by their friends, family and community.

Parvez Sharma

Sharma was born and raised in India, and is educated in English Literature, Mass Communication and Broadcast Journalism at Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, Jamia Millia Islamia University and University of Wales, respectively. A JIHAD FOR LOVE is his first feature lenght documentary film.