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Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam DVD
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam

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Taqwacore chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, who converted to Islam in rebellion against his white-supremacist father. He went on to pen the novel The Taqwacores (a term combiningthe Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk), a manifesto for disillusioned Islamic teens. Soon young Muslim musicians were contacting him and a tour idea was hatched. The film follows Knight and a variety of young subversives on tour as they shock and awe spectators in the U.S. before bringing their music to Lahore. They break every taboo along the way. As Knight exclaims, they're giving the finger to both sides. The film charts their brave, foolish, and often exhilarating attempts to navigate the gap between their cultures and their countries, their religion and their individuality.
Title: Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam
Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
Starring: Michael Muhammad Knight, Riz Ahmed
Director: Omar Majeed
Studio: Kino Lorber
Attributes: Subtitled
Release Date: 8/9/2011
Original Year: 2009
Product Type: DVD
Rated: NR
UPC: 705105267012
Item #: KOV526701

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