17 Apr Tribeca Review: Powerful ‘Among the Believers’ Reveals the Origins of Religious Extremism (Indiewire)

amongbelievers_poster“This expose of schools teaching religious extremism in Pakistan is both infuriating and remarkable for the degree of access obtained by the trenchant filmmakers

Rarely are the origins of extremism obvious to those it affects throughout the world. For Americans, religious extremism is hardly a part of daily life. In Pakistan, however, the numerous madrassas around the country make for a tense and frightening way of life, and with the growing threats of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram extending throughout the region, the setting of the so-called schools make for powerful documentary.

For “Among the Believers,” directors Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi were granted unprecedented access to Maulana Aziz, a Muslim leader who runs The Red Mosque, an organization that trains children to devote their lives to holy war…”

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