Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam Released and Premiered

The documentary, shot by filmmaker Omar Majeed, follows the story of Michael Muhammad Knight, the author of the novel The Taqwacores, and a number of musicians and bands that came together around Knight's punk Islamic concept of Taqwacore: The Kominas, Omar Waqar, the Secret Trial Five, and Al Thawra.

I've been dying to see this film ever since I found out about it earlier this year. This film was received with extreme enthusiam during its premiere in Montreal, according to Omar W.

More about the documentary.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was very impressed with how the film seemed scripted, even though it was a documentary.
I especially enjoyed the sections in Pakistan with Noble Drew.
I think that Omar should go back in 10 years and do a part two.
Thanks Taqwacore, your an answer to so many of us!