Muslim Across the World

  • Dar al Islam, New Mexico: America's Eco Mosque and Retreat

    Tim Winter (Abdal Hakim Murad) interviews environmentalist Othman Llewellyn at the Dar al Islam Mosque, New Mexico.
    The Dar al Islam campus is anchored around a Mosque and a school building on a hilly plateau across from the historic village of Abiquiu in Northern New Mexico.

    The original build...

  • Secret Life of Muslims

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    This first person series uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about American Muslims: fascinating careers, unexpected talents, and inspiring accomplishments.

    Featuring a diverse set of American Muslims from a wide range of ethnic and national origins speaking direct...

  • Mosaic

    Personal experiences of spiritual seeking, weaving a tapestry of stories from three diverse people, who were looking for answers to their vital questions, and found them in Islam. Through in-depth interviews they take us through the process that led them to look for their path and discover Islam....

  • Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

    The Muslim population in Poland is one of the smallest in the world, at most, less than 0.1% in 2012 but offers a thought-provoking diversity: immigrants from different countries, Poles embracing Islam and Tatar families settled since the 14th century. Social experts, Muslim organisations’ leader...

  • The A-Z of British Islam

    This film follows two Muslim students, Aziza and Zainab as they explore what it means to be a Muslim in Britain and how Muslims really feel feel about living and practising their faith in the UK

  • Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul

    Not long ago OLIVER PERCOVICH and SHARNA NOLAN arrive in Kabul with little more than a couple of skateboards. in a country where children constitute more than half the population, they soon discover, that their boards draw local children like a magnetic force. After beginning regular skateboardin...

  • The Mosque Across the Street

    When an Islamic center purchased a plot of land opposite a church in Memphis, Tennessee, the local Muslim community expected hostility. Pastor Steve Stone had something else in mind.

    Upstanders is a Starbucks Original Series celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positi...

  • New Muslim Cool

    Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young peop...

  • The Dinar Movement

    Money loses value and prices rise. But the value of money doesn’t disappear. It’s transferred in the form of real wealth to a financial elite. Why are we using this money when it’s making us poorer? The Dinar Movement is building an alternative based on Islam. This film documents the struggle of ...

  • Redneck Muslim

    The short film Redneck Muslim explores the life and work of Shane Atkinson, a hospital chaplain in-training at North Carolina's biggest trauma centre and founder of the on-line group the 'Society of Islamic Rednecks.' A 45-year old, white "good old boy" from Mississippi who converted to Islam in ...

  • 14 & Muslim

    This documentary follows Sahar, Malaieka and Ahmad as they make the transition from a private Islamic elementary school to high school. Will they and their family choose the familiar – though some might say insular – confines of Islamic High School? Or will they opt for a public or even Catholic ...

  • Daraya: A Library Under Bombs

    At the heart of the Syrian civil war, a group of activists created an underground library in the besieged outskirts of Damascus. After years of blockade, they were forced to leave their city. But they managed to save their videos illustrating a unique experiment of cultural resistance under the b...

  • Seeds on Stone

    One in four people in Lebanon is escaping from another country. Some have arrived as early as the 1950s - and they never left. Children and grand-children are born refugees, and "home" becomes just a distant idea. This is the story of a family.

  • Flax to Fire

    Flax to Fire depicts the life and work of Aliasghar Hajibaba, an elite Iranian industrialist and entrepreneur. Trained as a quiltmaker in his youth, he manages to start an independent business in the midst of a tumultuous life. With the help of family, he successfully pursues his endeavours to th...

  • Friends at Work

    In 1983, amidst the hardships of post-revolutionary and war-torn Iran, a group of engineering classmates established a steel foundry near the city of Sari, in the North of Iran. Their main goal was to gain income for themselves and at the same time eliminate the nation’s dependence on foreign ste...

  • Hey Humans

    Through the charity organisation, "Chain of Hope", a team of volunteer Iranian and French medical doctors treat underprivileged child patients from all over Iran in three branches of cardiac, orthopaedics and rehabilitation to the highest standards.

  • Lady of the Roses

    The story of a dream come true - the dream of creating a vast rose garden in the dry and hot climate of Kerman, to replace poppies with roses, and opium with rosewater. Thereby, Homayoun Sanatizadeh and his wife, Shahindokht, provided employment for 1500 families in a deprived area. Mojtaba Mirta...

  • Mother of the Earth

    A brief look at Hayedeh Shirzadi and her husband’s shared life, love and work and their attempt to put an end to the dumping and burial of urban garbage. Due to their hard work and ingenuity, 100% of the city of Kermanshah’s garbage is now recycled and the bio waste is made into organic fertilizers.

  • Poets of Life

    Shirin Parsi is a rice farmer, but not an ordinary one. After receiving a BA in French literature from the University of Paris, she returned to Iran and decided not to live in the megalopolis capital, Tehran. Her husband had inherited land in Shanderman, a village near the Caspian Sea, so they mo...

  • Puzzleys

    A four-member group of IT students who, in spite of suitable job opportunities and the opposition expressed by their families, want to start up their own business. Other than their education and determination, all they have is an idea. They need backing, experience and business knowledge, so they...

  • See You Tomorrow Elina

    My daughter, Baran’s childhood in the 1980s coincided with the Iran-Iraq war and bombardment of Iranian cities. Terrifying sleepless nights were followed by the next morning’s involvement in daily life which had to go on. Every morning when I took Baran to nursery school I used to wonder how the ...

  • The River Still Has Fish

    The story of one man's relationship to a dying river. Once a roaring waterway, the river is now a narrow brook with the corpses of dead animals, sewage from surrounding houses and shops, and no fish. To keep the memory of the river's heyday alive, artist Ahmad Nadalian carves images of fish on st...

  • Divorce Iranian Style

    Known for her insightful and intimate examinations of Japanese culture in Dream Girls and Shinjuku Boys, British documentary-maker Kim Longinotto teamed with Iranian co-director Ziba Mir-Hosseini to create this fascinating and surprising look at Iran’s divorce laws.

  • Turning Muslim in Texas

    In the wake of the terrible events of 9/11, anger and suspicion about Islam and its teachings spread throughout the United States. For a few Americans, these events led to an awakening to the rich traditions of this major world religion. Curiosity turned to admiration of a faith that in its core ...