A Jihad for Love

D: Parvez Sharma, 81 min
OV with English subtitles

This movie focuses on one of the greatest taboos in the Islamic world – homosexuality. While the term “Jihad“ became a synonym for the “Holy War“ and a stereotype for Islamistic terrorism in the West, this movie attracts our attention to the original meaning of the word: “Jihad“ means something like “inner effort,“ or ”striving to follow God's path.“

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]

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 - 7:00pm


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

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

4,- €