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Doc Edge Presents: Among The Believers

Doc Edge Presents: Among The Believers

When:

  • Sat 28 Oct, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Where:

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

Pakistan, USA 2015
Directors: Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi

The opening sequence of a very young boy delivering a sermon with vitriolic hatred in his eyes sets the scene for this chilling recording of the spread of radical Islam in Pakistan, and the resulting clash of ideologies between moderate and fundamentalist forces.

The Red Mosque, an organisation in Pakistan, trains legions of children to devote their lives to Jihad, or holy war. With incredible access to the schools and to the movement’s charismatic leader Maulana Aziz, we see how radicalism is building up an army of thousands, as children pledge their allegiance to ISIS.

We witness the personal quest of a firebrand Pakistani cleric to impose strict sharia law throughout the country, as a model for the world.

A brave film whose makers risked death threats in order to give us a rare insight into the ideological battle shaping both modern Pakistan and the wider Muslim world.

Winner: Best International Director, Doc Edge Festival 2016

Supported by MindFood. Book now to secure your seat.

Doc Edge Presents is a programme of regular documentary screenings throughout the year, usually on the last Saturday of the month (excluding May & December) in Auckland and Wellington.

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