- Ford Foundation
- Sundance Film Institute
- Chicken & Egg Foundation
- Tribeca Film Institute
- New York State Council on the Arts
- The Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation
- Center of Asian American Media
- Influence Film Foundation
Festivals and Awards:
- Tribeca Film Festival
- AFI DOCS
- Sydney International Film Festival
- Middlebury Film Festival
- Hollywood Film Festival "Best Documentary"
- Vancouver International Film Festival
- Orlando South Asian Film Festival
- Festival de Rio
- Oaxaca Film Festival "Best Documentary"
- Chagrin Documentary Film Festival "Best Documentary"
- Tallgrass Film Festival
- DMZ DOCS
- Seattle South Asian Film Festival "Best Documentary"
- St. Louis International Film Festival
- CPH: DOX Official
- Stockholm International Film Festival
- IDFA Film Festival
- Alba Film Festival
- International Film Festival of India
- BAPFF Australia
AMONG THE BELIEVERS
MANJUSHA FILMS AND CHANGEWORX IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHICKEN & EGG PRODUCTIONS
Hemal Trivedi, Director/Producer/Editor
Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country as a model fro the world. A flashpoint in Aziz's holy war took place in 2007, when the government leveled his flagship mosque to the ground, killing his mother, brother, only son and 150 students. With unprecendented access, Among the Beleivers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan's modern history.
“This expose of schools teaching religious extremism in Pakistan is both infuriating and remarkable for the degree of access obtained by the trenchant filmmakers.”Indiewire
“The bloody power struggle between Muslim extremists and secular leaders for control of Pakistani children’s education receives clear, dramatically up-close expression in 'Among the Believers'.” Variety
“A disturbing portrait of obsession, with very real and cataclysmic political consequences.” Rodger Ebert