Taqwacore: The Birth of Islam Punk

Nov. 30 Taqwacore: The Birth of Islam Punk Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. 7 p.m., $9/$7 seniors, students, teachers and military/$4.50 members 933.0259, filmstreams.org Jesse Michaels, lead singer of the punk band Operation Ivy once said, “Music is an indirect force for change because it provides an anchor against human tragedy.” Truer words have never been spoken as an embodiment of the punk rock genre — a musical movement constantly lifting the veil on the suffering human condition. The documentary Taqwacore: The Birth of Islam Punk explores this concept amongst the unlikely, yet fitting youth in the Islamic community. The story follows three Muslim bands on their first tour, starting in the states and ending in Pakistan, encompassing an emotional growth for not only the bands, but also the director himself. A panel discussion — courtesy of this collaboration from Film Stream and Project Interfaith — follows the screening of this story that’s been dubbed one of best rock-docs of 2009.

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on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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