I Am Gay and Muslim: A Closet With Many Keys

     |    Friday December 13th, 2013

The Arab Spring seemed to be a democratic awakening of freedom, equality and rights in Morocco and in all the other countries that took part in it. Two years later, the increasing power of Islamic groups and the government’s instability have complicated the situation. But, in stark contrast, Dutch filmmaker Chris Belloni released I AM 

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Tapehead: Sex, Religion and Video (no tapes)

     |    Thursday December 6th, 2012

While co-organizing this year’s One World Berlin Human Rights Film Festival, Tapehead was pondering how the always simmeringly controversial subjects of religion and sexuality really exploded, at times collided and in any case dominated the human and civil rights discourse this past fall more than in the recent past. Questions as intensely personal as what 

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In A Taxi With Allah

     |    Thursday October 14th, 2010

When an Arab meets a countryman – in my case, a countrywoman – a flood of curiosity is sure to follow. Where are your from? Do you speak Arabic? Why not? Have you ever been to Palestine? And so on… Usually such interludes are of short duration and I can wriggle my way out of 

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