UMMAH

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UMMAH FILM

The film

An authentic film about the Islamic world and our communities

— a journey through our Ummah where we are gathering our brothers’ and sisters’ stories from all over the world to narrate our own history, giving voice to our Ummah.

Welcome to one of the most ambitious Islamic film projects ever undertaken. This is us, telling our own story.

O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another.” – al-Hujurat 13

But do we know our Ummah?

In this spirit of curiosity we venture out to capture untold stories — pieces of history — and journeys through life in its purest form. We are telling and preserving these gems. Along the way, we are getting to know the very people we call brothers and sisters. It is a journey to get to know our Ummah.

We have created a questionnaire with personal and sometimes emotionally difficult questions about life, death, love, justice and more. The interviewee talks from his own experience and truthfully — speaking out of the soul.

What was the hardest trial you had to go through?
How is your relationship with your parents?

Are you happy?
How do you picture your paradise?
The questionnaire serves as a guide, we let the conversation flow organically.

This film is an intimate glimpse into the soul of our community with all its beauty and flaws. It is free from the constraints of Western voyeurism of «the exotic»; we shan’t shy nor bury the undesirables. It‘s the people we encounter who tell the story, their stories. The wonderful, the terrifying, the brave and the sad. By doing this, we also preserve invaluable knowledge about traditional handcraft, kitchen and medicine. By bringing the truth to light, this film will be a banner, a step forward towards confidence and dignity. A vanguard for our community to perceive and learn from our communal strength and resilience.

The film

An authentic film about the Islamic world and our communities Join us on a journey through our Ummah where we gather stories from our brothers and sisters all over the world, and narrate our own history, giving voice to our Ummah. Welcome to one of the most ambitious Islamic film projects ever undertaken. This is us, telling our own story.O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another.” – al-Hujurat 13

But do we know our Ummah?

In this spirit of curiosity we venture out to capture untold stories — pieces of history — and journeys through life in its purest form. We are telling and preserving these gems. Along the way, we are getting to know the very people we call brothers and sisters. It is a journey to get to know our Ummah.

We have created a questionnaire with personal and sometimes emotionally difficult questions about life, death, love, justice and more. The interviewee talks from his own experience and truthfully — speaking out of the soul.

What was the hardest trial you had to go through?
How is your relationship with your parents?

Are you happy?
How do you picture your paradise?
The questionnaire serves as a guide, we let the conversation flow organically.

This film is an intimate glimpse into the soul of our community with all its beauty and flaws. It is free from the constraints of Western voyeurism of «the exotic»; we shan’t shy nor bury the undesirables. It‘s the people we encounter who tell the story, their stories. The wonderful, the terrifying, the brave and the sad. By doing this, we also preserve invaluable knowledge about traditional handcraft, kitchen and medicine. By bringing the truth to light, this film will be a banner, a step forward towards confidence and dignity. A vanguard for our community to perceive and learn from our communal strength and resilience.

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In a fluid and overstimulated world, this film is a peaceful and grounded call for confidence and solidarity. Curiosity for human stories and wisdom are driving us. A contemporary scholar puts it this way:

“Islam is the clear water of pure monotheism, coloured by the bedrock of the native soil over which it flows.”

The goal we have set for this project is, to say plainly: enormous. We travel throughout the world to document a complete picture of us as Muslims. This means interviewing and talking to hundreds, if not thousands of people. So, wherever we are, we connect, film and interview. We eagerly face the challenge. With Allah‘s will and help, we will accomplish this.

We are aiming at a timespan of two years to complete and screen the film. We feel the necessity and urgency to produce this film. We progress organically and work with what we have. Help us boost this project by donating.

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We are here to reclaim the narrative of our own story and defend our rights!

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ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS