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Among the Believers

The kind of film that’s actually useful in the debate about terrorism.

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Trailer

Overview

Genre
Contemporary Issues
Synopsis

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad
against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary
weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four.
Among the Believers follows Aziz’s personal quest, and charts the lives of two of his
teenage students who are pawns in his ideological war.

Stage
finished
Running time
84 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Changeworx USA and Manjusha Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2009 to 2015
Locations
Pakistan, US

Distribution Details

Release year
2015
Festivals
Tribeca Film Festival, AFI-Docs, Vancouver International Film Festival, CPH-DOX, Hollywood Film Festival, Tallgrass Film Festival, Chagrin Falls Film Festival, Middlebury FF, St. Luis FF, Seattle South Asian FF, Miami South Asian FF, Oaxaca FF
Distribution
Domestic sales -- Submarine Entertainment. Worldwide sales -- Cinephil
Broadcast (Prod.)
PBS
Broadcast (Acq.)
PBS
Language
Urdu, English
Subtitles
English, Spanish, Korean

Photos

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