Among the Believers

Synopsis

Firebrand cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani government with the aim of imposing Shariah law. His primary weapon is his expanding network of Islamic seminaries for children as young as four. Among the Believers follows Aziz’s personal quest, and charts the lives of two of his teenage students who are pawns in his ideological war.

Opens September 30th in New York at Cinema Village; October 7th in Los Angeles at Laemmle Town Center

  • “Infuriating and remarkable…an intricate and fightening look into our current world’s biggest international issue. Grade: A.”
    – Casey Cipriani, Indiewire

    “Unprecedented access…chills to the bone.”
    – Ronnie Scheib, Variety

    “Alarming, but most of all illuminating.”
    – Owen Gleiberman, BBC

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Screened at over 50 film festivals in 25 countries
Winner of over 15 awards worldwide including:
F:ACT Award Jury Prize, CPH:DOX Film Festival
Grand Prix, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), Geneva
Best Documentary Feature, Hollywood Film Festival

Independent Spirit Awards (Nominee), Truer than Fiction Award
Best Documentary (Nominee), Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
UNESCO-Fellini Prize (Nominee), IFFI-Goa, India