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The Taqwacores

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Released on:
October 22, 2010 (NY)

Distributors:
Strand Releasing

Status: Released

Cast:
Bobby Naderi, Noureen Dewulf, Dominic Rains

Director: Eyad Zahra

Screenwriter: Eyad Zahra, Michael Muhammad Knight

Genre: Drama
About the film:
Yusef is a first-generation Pakistani-American engineering student who moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk shows at night. Ultimately, Yusef begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies. A powerful and original story of punk Islam in the USA and the discovery of oneself within the confines of religion.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $3,532 (1 theater) | Domestic Total: $11,445
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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