AMONG THE BELIEVERS (2015)

Among the Believers
Victoria Eugenia Antzokia
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Thursday, 21 April 2016 / 19:00 4,20 € Tickets

Madrassas and jihadism

USA-Pakistan. Direction: Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi. Production: Jonathan Goodman Levitt, Hemal Trivedi / Changeworx USA, Manjusha Films. Screenplay: Jonathan Goodman Levitt. Photography: Sardar Habib Ur Rehman, Haider Ali. Music: Milind Date. Edition: Hemal Trivedi. Running time: 84 min

LANGUAGE: urdu, ingelesa / SUBTITLES: Spanish, English

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Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging war against the Pakistani government. His aim is to impose Sharia or Islamic law throughout the country as a model for the world. His strongest weapon in carrying out his mission is the network of schools he has created the length and breadth of Pakistan, where thousands of pupils train to become jihadists.

TALK: Ana Ballesteros (specialist in religious sectarianism, author of the book Pakistán), Hithem Abdulhaleem (psychologist expert in religious fundamentalism)