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Film probes difficulties facing Muslims in the West

Film probes difficulties facing Muslims in the West
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German-Afghan filmmaker Burhan Qurbani brings his movie “Shahada” to the Berlin Film Festival.

“Shahada” follows the experiences of three German-born Muslims struggling to reconcile their family, faith and traditions against a modern Western backdrop.

The title translated into English means martyrdom

The films director is Burhan Qurbani:

“Of course the film is a call for dialogue. Let’s talk with one another, let’s go to the schools and discuss. I think that would be great, I cannot be sure, but I hope that this film reaches a young audience who will start to discuss, to dispute , to discuss. That’s the aim of the film.”

“Shahada” is part of a recent wave of critically acclaimed German films challenging cultural stereotypes and exploring the difficulties facing second generation immigrants.