Monday, April 20, 2009

Toronto Screening - Apr 30, 2009!

Dear All

We are excited to announce that the acclaimed documentary AN ISLAMIC CONSCIENCE will be screening in Toronto on April 30, 2009. Please see the details below:
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 7PM - 10PM
Location: Vari Hall, York University, Toronto - See Map Here.

Host: York University Ismaili Students Association
The film is 1 hour long and there will a post-screening discussion with Filmmaker/Producer Shamir Allibhai.
We hope to see you there!
Aga Khan Film team
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.

Securing a rare and exclusive interview with the Aga Khan in the year of his Golden Jubilee, Bill Cran (multiple Emmy-award winning Director) and Shamir Allibhai have completed a two-year passion project to make the first documentary on the Aga Khan in over forty-five years.

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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