Islam and The Future of Tolerance is now Available with Arabic Subtitles
Based on a best-selling book, the aptly titled “Islam and the Future of Tolerance” will now be available with Arabic subtitles for our Middle Eastern audience. The documentary is grounded on the honest and confronting conversations between prominent atheist, Sam Harris and Islamist-turned-liberal-Muslim Maajid Nawaz, as they seek to explore the answers to some of the most pressing questions surrounding Islam. Since Islam is the most prominent religion in Arabic speaking countries, having the documentary translated into Arabic is a huge milestone.
The Co-Director of the film, Desh Amila, says the Middle East is at the beginning of an enlightenment revolution.
“I think there is an enlightenment revolution happening in the Middle East, in the Arabic speaking countries where people are getting exposed to enlightenment values and ideas. And the more one gets exposed to ideologies they have never been exposed to, the more one might understand/question that certain teachings, certain elements within their religious texts may not be suitable to the modern world,” said Amila.
Islam and the Future of Tolerance made its international debut on December 11, 2018. Since the beginning, Nawaz, Harris and some of the production team have faced death threats, boycotts and criticism from the regressive left and the right-wing alike as they take these important and nuanced conversations public, exposing the roadblocks to peaceful progress posed by both left and right-wing ideologues.
The film is intended to serve as a call to action to keep the conversation on Islamic reformation productive, whilst simultaneously being devoid of the violence, which emotionally charged topics often produce.