The horror of daily life under sharia law is shown in this African film set in the city of Timbuktu, one family especially suffering from its application.
I am reprinting the review portion of this older film because it is so topical today. The full review in the Summer 2008 issue of Visual Parables has 27 discussion questions, more than any other of the 1100+ films on this site! You can purchase this issue (it has over 30 other reviews) at The …
Based on a John le Carre novel, a German intelligence agent in Hamburg battles with the CIA & his own agency to help a Russian-Chechen refugee who might actually be a Muslim terrorist.
Gandhi is the story of how India’s great leader forged a nonviolent revolution that led to India’s freedom from British rule.
In a Muslim country where women are not allowed to drive or move freely about a young girl sets her heart on buying a bicycle, forbidden to her sex. The obstacles which she has to overcome are formidable, but as a symbol of freedom, she will go to great lengths to obtain her dream despite the opposition of her mother and teachers who go along with their status as possessions of men.
This pairing of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Scharzenegger centers on how they will break out of an escape proof CIA prison headed by a sadistic warden.
This film set in a Middle Eastern nation during a civil war is a feminist story of liberation from patriarchal oppression.
This is Hollywood’s glamorized view of Saint Francis of Assisi, the best part of which is the scene in which Francis visits the Sultan of Egypt to to the war between Christians and Muslims. The story begins with the playboy’s conversion to his receiving the stigmata just before his death.
This bio of St. Francis of Assisi covers his life from his playboy days through his conversion, break with his family, founding of a new order ministering to the poor and his stigmata just before his death.
“Who is watching the watchers?” is a question raised in this thriller set in England where 2 barristers, former lovers, are defending a Muslim terrorist who set off a bomb in a crowded market.