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Among the Believers

Funded by: Chicken & Egg Pictures, Ford Foundation, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Independent Filmmaker Project, Influence Film Foundation, The Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Women Make Movies

Islamabad, Pakistan is home to the infamous Red Mosque, whose leader Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi teaches the Koran and proselytizes for ISIS. Among the Believers follows Aziz as a political, religious, and local business influence, but also tells the stories of several of his young students. These children experience all the hardships of a young impoverished life in Pakistan, whether in the harsh tutelage of the madrassa, or trying to escape it for a secular education. While the film does not necessarily sympathize with Aziz and his teachings, it does provide much-needed context for the roots of extremism.

Among the Believers has debuted at Tribeca Film Festival. For more information, visit the film’s website.