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Taqwacore [videorecording] : the birth of punk Islam / Kinosmith Inc. ; Eyesteelfilm ; [a film by Omar Majeed].

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  • 1 copy at Berklee College of Music.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Lorber Films, c2010.

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General Note: DVD release of the 2009 motion picture.
DVD; NTSC; region 0.
Educational copy.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Written and directed by Omar Majeed ; produced by Mila Aung-Thwin ; co-producer, Bob Moore ; cinematography, Zacharie Fay, Mark Ellam ; editing, Omar Majeed, Maxime Chalifoux ; sound supervisor, Cory Rizos ; original score composed by Omar Waqar.
Participant or Performer Note: Featuring Michael Muhammad Knight, Basim Usmani, Shahjehan Khan, and others.
Summary, etc.: Taqwacore chronicles the nascent Muslim punk rock movement in America. It was inspired by the work of Michael Knight, a convert to Islam who wrote the novel The Taqwacores (a term combining the Muslim concept of God consciousness with hardcore punk). The film follows Knight and a variety of young Muslim musicians on tour through the U.S. before bringing their music to Lahore, breaking taboos along the way-- from staging a lesbian thrash act at an Islamic convention to stomping on the American flag, or as Knight explains, giving the finger to both sides. Taqwacore charts their attempts to navigate the gap between their cultures and their countries, their religion and their individuality.
System Details Note: DVD; NTSC; region 0.
Language Note: In English, Punjabi, Arabic, and Urdu with English subtitles.
Subject: Punk culture > United States.
Muslims > United States

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