The Taqwacores (2010)

Taqwacores
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Bobby Naderi Actor Yusef 1 1000001
Ian Tran Actor Fasiq 1 1000002
Volkan Eryaman Actor Amazing Ayyub 1 1000003
Nav Mann Actor Umar 1 1000004
Tony Yalda Actor Muzzamil 1 1000005
Rasika Mathur Actor Fatima 1 1000006
Dominic Rains Actor Jehangir 1 1000007
Noureen DeWulf Actor Rabeya 1 1000008
Eyad Zahra Director n/a 2 2000001
Eyad Zahra Producer n/a 3 3000001
David Persey Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Michael Knight Co-Producer n/a 170 3000003
Eyad Zahra Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Knight Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Michael Knight Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000003
JP Perry Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Joshua Rosenfield Editor n/a 172 7000001
Omar Fadel Original Score n/a 120839 8000001
Marwan Kamel Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Synopsis
Yusef is a first-generation Pakistani-American engineering student who moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "un-orthodox" housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore - a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene. 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 shows at night. Ultimately, Yusef begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies. An original story of punk Islam in the USA and the discovery of oneself within the confines of religion.