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"Islam Unknown" Film documentary-Part 1 of 2--both FREE!

The Arabic language and the Koran are inextricably tied together...this film may be of interest to you...

Islam Unknown
by Fons Elders
U.S. Premiere

Sun, Dec 2 • 2:00pm (Part One) // Sun, Dec 9 • 2:00pm (Part Two)

Mark your calendars for part Two!


Islam Unknown is a two-part collection of eight conversations with unconventional Muslim intellectuals. Dutch philosopher Fons Elders engages the thinkers in probing discussion on topics including gender, economics, sharia, secularism, colonialism, and the nature of religious authority.

What emerges is a nuanced and illuminating series of contemporary perspectives on one of the world's great religions. Each episode also includes beautiful footage of Islamic art and Muslims going about their daily lives and prayers.

A much-needed corrective to popular Western perceptions of Muslims, it is hoped that the film will help contribute to a new understanding of the diversity of Islam. (2012, each part 104 min, digital)

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Part One features conversations with Asma Barlas, Nasr Hamed Abu Zayd, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, and Amna Nusayr.


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Part Two features Reza Aslan, Anouar Majid,

Omer Özsoy, and Mehmet Asutay.



Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, near the Powell and Montgomery BART/Muni stations

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  • Farah Jahan Siddiqui B.

    Thanks to those who attended Part 1 of "Islam Unknown'. Part 2 is this coming Sunday, Dec. 9. Hope to see you there.

    December 3, 2012

  • Farah Jahan Siddiqui B.

    The film is in the screening room on the second floor

    December 2, 2012

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