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The Taqwacores

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:October 22, 2010
Running time:80 minutes
Cast:Noureen DeWulf, Anne Marie Leighton, Rasika Mathur, Tony Yalda, Dominic Rains
Director:Eyad Zahra
Producer:Eyad Zahra
Writer:Michael Muhammad Knight
Distributor:Strand Releasing

Web Site: http://www.rumanni.com/taqwacore/HOME.html

Description: Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "unorthodox" housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore - a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists on the West Coast. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Taqwacore influences Yusef too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies.

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