Among the Believers
Directed by Mohammed Naqvi and Hemal Trivedi
Starring Ali Costello, Matt Marraccini, Merilee Brasch, Brenna Radding and Ashley Smith
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 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 Will on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Usman 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.
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