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  • Salam Neighbor

    Salam Neighbor is an award-winning film and campaign. Immerse into the lives of Syrian refugees through the journey of Chris and Zach as the first filmmakers allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp.

    http://salamneighbor.org/

  • The Honest Struggle

    After over 25 years of incarceration, a Muslim convert re-enters society in the Southside of Chicago to face the same streets that ruined his life. The film is a raw portrait of a man struggling with his past as a gang chief while trying to survive an honest life and redefine himself in a world i...

  • On the Footsteps of Hui People

    Where do the Hui come from? Why do they enjoy, unlike their co-religionists Uyghurs, this relative freedom of worship? What relations do they have with the Muslim world and the various Chinese powers?

    It is at the western border of the Middle Kingdom, on the Silk Road, in Lanzhou, Linxia, and Yi...

  • Napoleon: Life of an Outlaw

    Mutah Beale, better known as Napoleon of Tupac Shakur's infamous rap group "The Outlawz" goes through an emotional roller coaster since birth.

  • Somos Musulmanes

    In the misty mountains of San Cristobal de Las Casas lives a small Muslim community of the Tzotzil people, an ethnic group descended from the Mayas. In the midst of the Zapatista revolution, a movement for the emancipation of indigenous populations, a group of Sufi Muslims from the Iberian Penins...

  • Cornered in Molenbeek

    After several terrorist attacks in France and Belgium, the neighborhood of Molenbeek in Brussels became known as the breeding ground for European jihadism. Coiffure Zaïdi is a barbershop in the heart of the community, where the regulars stop by to chat and watch the news together, discussing rece...

  • Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

    The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic...

  • Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory

    A meditation on the Palestinian people's struggle to produce an image and self-representation on their own terms in the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of the Palestine Film Unit as part of the PLO.

  • Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story

    The Noor Inayat Khan Story brings to life the story of a woman's extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. With an American mother and Indian Muslim father, Noor Inayat Khan was an extremely unusual British agent, and her life spent growing up in a Sufi center of learn...

  • Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet

    Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet is history in the present tense, telling the fascinating story of Muhammad PBUH through the lives of contemporary American Muslims. This is the biography of the Prophet PBUH who changed the course of history 1,400 years ago as told through the life stories of America...

  • One Night in Al Aqsa

    Discover the awe-inspiring story of the Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem, Palestine, set against the backdrop of the holiest night in the Islamic lunar calendar, Laylatul Qadr.

    Masjid Al-Aqsa is the third most revered Islamic holy site-- a place of miracles, saints, and some of the most profound m...

  • One Day in the Haram

    Masjid Al-Haram is the most revered Islamic holy site in the world - spanning millennia of prophetic history, millions of Muslims visit annually for Umrah and Hajj pilgrimages. For the first time, experience the power of this sacred space through the eyes of the people who live and work there.

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  • Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain

    This historical documentary utilizes feature-film style re-enactments to bring to life the 700-year long history of the European Islamic civilization of Muslim Spain. It tells of the triumphs and shortcomings, achievements, and ultimate failures of a centuries-long period when Muslims, Christians...

  • From A Distance

    Syrian-American siblings reflect on the impact of the refugee crisis during a visit to Lebanon, uncovering the personal price the catastrophe has had on their family from a distance.

  • Beirut of the Balkans

    An amazing discovery will push Ahmad to take a difficult and important decision, which will change the course of his life and the life of his family. In the same time this decision will create an exceptional portrait of Beirut today and give Ahmad the opportunity to enter again the world of the o...

  • Kano

    Onuora Abuah travels to modern day Nigeria's city of commerce in the heart of Hausaland, to learn more of the prosperous, far reaching Islamic kingdom of Kano and its neighbours.

  • Railway Men

    Railway Men is a road movie that draws a portrait of Tunisian railway men and women. Driving the old locomotive, the protagonists of the Railway Men defend their own choices despite the risks. By denouncing incompetence and corruption, this film celebrates dignity, hope and resilience.

  • Prince Among Slaves

    In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail from the Gambia River, headed for American shores with its hold laden with hundreds bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman Ibrahima, a highly educa...

  • Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

    As part of this groundbreaking six-year project, Gallup conducted tens of thousands of interviews with residents in 35 predominantly Muslim nations, as well as smaller populations in Europe and the USA. The broad extent of the polling has delivered findings for the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims wit...

  • Fashioning Faith

    At the intersections of faith and fashion, designers explore what it means to be young, female and Muslim in today's America.

  • Monir

    This documentary looks at the life and work of the Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. Monir created an artistic language that was informed by traditional Iranian craft and architecture.

  • An American Mosque

    Sparked by the destruction of a mosque, we witness how a farming community responds to hate through painful but ultimately positive discussions about the perception of Islam in America and our responsibility to defend everyone’s constitutional right to worship.

  • My Love Awaits Me By The Sea

    A poetic documentary narrating the story of the director who takes a first time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. She finds everyone holding on to their dreams in a land exhausted by endless war.

  • Majestic Mosques

    Explore Mosques from across the world.