Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reminder: Aga Khan Film - Toronto Screening - Apr 30th

Dear All
At a time when Islam is seen by many as a monolith and often associated with extremism, this is the film that offers a counterbalance showing a pluralistic and tolerant side of the Muslim World through the story and life journey of His Highness the Aga Khan, a descendant of Prophet Muhammad.
AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE is the first documentary to look at answering who are the Ismailis Muslims? Who is their Imam Aga Khan IV? And how can we bridge the Muslim World - non-Muslim World divide? Are we facing a Clash of Civilizations or are we facing a Clash of Ignorance?
With exclusive access to the Aga Khan and a rare interview with him, AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis is the film that needed to be made.
Join us at 7PM, Apr 30th at York University (Location: Vari Hall A, York University, Toronto - See Map Here.) There will also be a post-screening discussion with Producer/Co-Director Shamir Allibhai.
Best wishes
Aga Khan Film team
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AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE: the Aga Khan and the Ismailis
Directors: Jane Chablani & Bill Cran
Producer/Co-Director: Shamir Allibhai
Born into a world of wealth and privilege, the Aga Khan devotes his life to eliminating poverty and inequality. A religious leader who traces his ancestry back to the Prophet Muhammad, he struggles to balance the traditional with the modern.

For the past five decades, the Aga Khan has been the spiritual leader and Imam of the 15 million Ismaili Muslims in a world that has changed dramatically. From the end of colonialism and the expulsion of the Asians in Uganda to the fall of the Iron Curtain and 9/11, the Aga Khan has struggled for a common humanity in a divided world.

At a time when Islam is at odds with itself and with the West, the Aga Khan represents a voice of moderation, speaking out for pluralism and diversity, and promoting dialogue between civilizations.

But will he be heard?

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