Sinner in Mecca, A
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 17:45
Zaal 5, Filmhuis Den Haag
Na de vertoning gaat arabiste Laila al-Zwaini in gesprek met activist Parvez Sharma.
As a gay Muslim, Indian-born filmmaker Parvez Sharma risked his life documenting his pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia. His film A Sinner in Mecca is a personal quest to reconcile his faith and his sexuality. ‘I’m no longer worrying about whether Islam will accept me. The question is: can I accept Islam?’Read more about Parvez Sharma.
Laila al-Zwaini is a Dutch-Iraqi arabist and jurist, specializing in classical and modern shari`a, tribalism, legal pluralism, intellectual and social movements, and human/women’s rights in the Muslim world. She works as an independent scholar, trainer, and advisor to international organizations, governments, and institutions, and participates in public debates, the media, and policy development on Islam and secularism, religious authority, shari`a and rule of law, non-state justice, and Muslim women’s empowerment.