Among the Believers

An unsettling and eye opening exploration into the spread of the radical Islamic school Red Mosque, which trains legions of children to devote their lives to jihad, or holy war, from a very young age. With incredible access and chilling footage, Among the Believers is a timely and relevant look into the causes that have led to the growth of radical Islam in Pakistan and around the world.


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  • ★★★½ review by Felix Hubble: Boy Donkey on Letterboxd

    Pretty solid if a little shallow look at extremism in Pakistan. Well worth a look.

  • ★★★★ review by Carlos Magalhães on Letterboxd

    Using a seemingly detached approach that doesn't preach to the audience and understands that what it shows speaks for itself, this is an important documentary that offers a devastating look at religious fundamentalism brainwashing kids and turning them into terrorists.

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  • ★★★★ review by Meyer on Letterboxd

    Saw this again because it is so intriguing.

  • ★★★★½ review by Dan Gaertner on Letterboxd

    Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi’s “Among the Believers” is a brave piece of work that cuts deep. This is an essential film about extremism and those who fight it. You will weep, cheer, and be mortified. This film also serves as a reminder that most Muslims oversees want the same things everyone else want here in the West.

  • ★★★½ review by Olevar on Letterboxd

    2º Festival de Cine de San Cristóbal de las Casas #4

    A la lista de documentales que hacen que de miedo salir a la calle después de verlos. Es impresionante el acceso que tuvieron los realizadores para entrevistar a los líderes de las escuelas en las que se educa a niños desde muy temprana edad para pertenecer y apropiarse de las causas del jihad, disfrazándolos de institutos en los que solamente enseñan la lectura del Corán. Los testimonios de los niños son tremendamente duros y tristes.

    Un gran programa doble con Jesus Camp, pero no creo que el resultado de ver estas dos películas juntas pueda ser muy alentador ni disfrutable.

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