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OUT at TIFF: A Jihad for Love

A queer look at the 2007 Toronto Int. Film Fest

For one week in September the best and brightest of the motion picture industry converge for the Toronto International Film Festival. In collaboration with and OUTtv, host Matt Thomas chased down the best of the queer stories from the 2007 festival. We’ll be releasing a new segment right here each week. Don’t miss any of them. And don’t forget to tune-in to OUTtv for the complete series and our special presentation coverage of the whole event, coming soon.



SYNOPSIS: Director Parvez Sharma’s sometimes chilling documentary explores the lives of queer Muslims across 12 countries and in nine languages. “A sexual revolution of immense proportions was part of the very birth of Islam,” Sharma tells Out at TIFF host Matt Thomas. “There was the promise of gender equality… and there was stress on the sexual act just for pleasure beyond reproduction.”

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VIDEO: Matt Thomas caught up with Sharma.