Hearing the Other Side| 30mins
Director: Naveen Qayyum | Producer: Naveen Qayyum
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Pakistan
Following the assassination of the Dutch film-maker Theo van Gogh in 2004, "Hearing the Other Side" features inspiring conversations with diverse Muslim youth in the Netherlands. Showing what it means to be a faith-based community in an absolutely secular context, the religious identities of young Muslims are under scrutiny, what it means to be a Muslim woman choosing to wear a headscarf in Europe, and, more than anything else, what is missing in the dialogue. Amidst media stereotyping and the subtle yet deep-reaching racist mindsets, Dutch Muslims share their perspectives with others, with the hope of being heard.