Koran Children

Germany 2009
D: Shaheen Dill-Riaz, 86 min
OV with German subtitles


Wednesday, 8 December 2010 - 9:00pm


Filmmuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
St.-Jakobs-Platz 1
80331 Munich

Ticket reservation:
0049-[0]89-233-964 50

4,- €

In madrasas (Qur'anic schools), children are learning Qur'an verses by heart for 12 hours per day. The Bengali-German director of this movie gives us an insight into religious education at these institutions and, at the same time, into the development of Islam in his home country of Bangladesh where the contrast between religious strictness and secular ways of living is often a question of education level and income.

Beginning in September 2010 and continuing until February 2011, the Filmmuseum will feature a series of 20 films from various genres which will take their audiences into the most remote regions of the Islamic world. The films to be shown couldn’t be more diverse and together form a cinematic kaleidoscope that addresses ongoing political tensions and themes such as modernisation, globalisation, violence and perceived departures from tradition, the power of reason, and life and poetry in our contemporary global world.

Organisers: Munich Museum of Film [Münchner Filmmuseum], Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule]