Stirring, sad, and at times truly frightening, director parvez. The film chronicles sharmas hajj pilgrimage to mecca, saudi arabia as an openly gay muslim. And yes, a sinner in mecca, the nyt critics pick film and later very dissimilar book book with the same title, and the film a jihad for love are still changing minds globally. For gay filmmaker parvez sharma, filming in saudi arabia during the hajj. Sharmas bravery is not that he is a gay man in mecca. Guggenheim fellow, filmmaker parvez sharma, who made a jihad for love takes you inside a hidden saudi arabia in his brave film shot on an iphone in mecca.
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Two giants of islam both deep in a middleeastern cold war for over 30 years 19052019. A sinner in mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to islams holiest site. Parvez sharma, a sinner in mecca by jeremy kay 2015 0429t05. May 01, 2015 a sinner in mecca is a suitably messy mix of the gritty and the surreal, the wrenching and the transcendent, from the midst of the trek to islams holiest site.
Some may find sharmas pilgrimage too introspective to be accessible, but his bravery in making a film like a sinner in mecca cannot be denied. Dec 06, 2015 after releasing his film a jihad for love, exploring islam and homosexuality, parvez sharma is a marked man, having been publicly labelled an infidel. The movie itself starts with a chat room conversation on a homosexual website with a saudi who just witnessed an execution of a gay man. Sep 29, 2015 a sinner in mecca is personal documaking at its most strident, puffed up with righteousness as sharma justifiably argues that saudi arabias wahabi fundamentalism runs counter to the. The book that takes you everywhere the film could not is here. A sinner in mecca 2015 filmmaker parvez sharma embarks on the hajj, the pilgrimage to mecca, saudi arabia.
Here, we enter the city of mecca that has been forbidden to nonmuslims for 14 centuries. Buy this book sharma, a documentary filmmaker and indianborn gay. Muslims and sinners veneration of mary gained importance because of. For a gay filmmaker, filming in saudi arabia presents two serious challenges. The journey of indianborn filmmaker parvez sharma began in 2011, when he embarked on the annual pilgrimage known as hajj. A sinner in mecca is a 2015 documentary film from director parvez sharma a jihad for love. To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our website, which has the same tickets as our fandango. For gay filmmaker parvez sharma, filming in saudi arabia presents two serious challenges filming is. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The hajj pilgrimage is a journey every muslim is commanded by god to go on at least once in a lifetime if they are able and, like millions, parvez sharma believes his spiritual salvation lies at islams ground zero, mecca. A sinner in mecca 2015 stream and watch online moviefone.
Sharmas spiritual search is intimate and careful, and ultimately one of understanding. The saudi arabia they dont want you to see check out bring a sinner in mecca to you. Parvez sharma 2015 filmmaker parvez sharma is both a devout muslim and gay. Security is being added for parvez sharma, 41, the gay muslim director of a sinner in mecca, following online threats ahead of his films world premiere at hot docs wednesday. Mecca is actually closed to nonmuslims, which gives it a sort of forbidden fruit appeal even to me, as a christian. Apr 28, 2015 security is being added for parvez sharma, 41, the gay muslim director of a sinner in mecca, following online threats ahead of his films world premiere at hot docs wednesday. A sinner in mecca documents gay muslim pilgrimage daily. To fulfill his religious duty, he goes on a pilgrimage to mecca in saudi arabia. For filmmaker parvez sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked o. Insightful doc a sinner in mecca finds a gay muslim making. A sinner in mecca movie for a gay filmmaker, filming in saudi arabia presents two serious challenges.
Saudi arabia itself seems strange and distant enough. Three new documentaries reveal precarious, uncertain, and inscrutable queer existence in syria, israel, and saudi arabia. From the multiple awardwinning filmmaker of the critically acclaimed a jihad for love, and the ny times. Using a sinner in mecca, project 786 is a worldwide outreach, dialogue and measurable change project aimed at significantly impacting and changing contemporary discourse about islam, today the worlds fastest. The trailer for parvez sharmas new film, a sinner in mecca, with its pulsating music, tortured bodies, and scary news clips, depicts a sensationalism worthy of the most crass of islamophobic films.
A gay muslim filmmaker goes inside the hajj the new york. The film premiered at the 2015 hot docs canadian international documentary festival to critical acclaim as well as negative controversies. A gay muslim filmmaker goes inside the hajj the new york times. A sinner in mecca seems to eerily anticipate the events of thursday, when, government officials said, more than 700. Get it today with same day delivery, order pickup or drive up. A sinner in mecca will go on cinema release in new york on friday but the story started almost four years ago. On the eve of the world premiere at torontos hot docs of his first film in almost eight years, the. Saudi king vows inquiry into deadly crane collapse at meccas grand mosque. He uses a hidden smart phone and tiny cameras to record his journey. He also directed and produced the multiple awardwinning a jihad for love, which premiered at the 2007 toronto film festival and opened the prestigious panorama dokumente section of the 2008 berlin international film festival. With poetic simplicity, a sinner in mecca explores what it means to believe in the face of religious manipulation and government corruption. Nov 01, 2017 sharmas memoir, a sinner in mecca, was released on august 15 of this year, and chronicles his journey to saudi arabia to embark on hajj the islamic pilgrimage to meccaa trip that put his life at risk. A gay muslims hajj of defiance audiobook by parvez sharma.
The film chronicles sharmas hajj pilgrimage to mecca, saudi. The soul of islam lives in saudi arabia, sharma says. This is a provocative roadtrip through the heart of islam. A sinner in mecca official trailer 1 2015 documentary hd for a gay filmmaker, filming in saudi arabia presents two serious challenges. Gay muslim films secret pilgrimage in a sinner in mecca.
Sharma, who is also gay and muslim, takes viewers on his 2011 hajj, or pilgrimage, to islams most sacred sites. Openly gay and a devout muslim, parvez sharma embarks on a perilous pilgrimage to mecca hoping to find an answer to this most personal question. A sinner in mecca is personal documaking at its most strident, puffed up with righteousness as sharma justifiably argues that saudi arabias. A sinner in mecca trailer 2015 trailer for a sinner in mecca. The documentary by parvez sharma follows an openly gay muslim man on hajj. Given the perception that the middle east is largely hostile to the lgbtq community, parvez sharmas spiritual memoir a sinner in mecca is shocking in.
Sep 27, 2015 a gay muslim filmmaker goes inside the hajj. May 05, 2015 with poetic simplicity, a sinner in mecca explores what it means to believe in the face of religious manipulation and government corruption. A gay muslims hajj of defiance is the first book by parvez sharma, released on august 15, 2017, by publisher benbella books. Sep 10, 2015 gay muslim films secret pilgrimage in a sinner in mecca. However what really appealed to me was the promise that this film seemed to make to give the viewer a look at mecca the holiest city of islam, located in saudi arabia. And therefore, for good luck and plentiful good karma, we have decided to call our islam focused, global empowerment program, project 786. A sinner in mecca official trailer 1 2015 documentary hd. But sharma is unwilling to give up the faith that has been overshadowed by extremists. Saudi king vows inquiry into deadly crane collapse at meccas.444 210 1001 1481 1541 749 560 926 547 799 1663 1175 1341 626 1591 906 1046 219 1015 154 810 131 1275 1462 993 322 253 486 756 183 1187 1061 1158 661 1572 424 401 746 924 204 214 1180 1174 1106 576 93 1455