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  1. Tough Being Loved by Jerks (2015)

    Producer
    Daniel Leconte
    Subject
    Media studies; Politics & government; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 102 mins), $149.00

    Documentary. Because he had published the twelve Danish cartoons that had incurred the wrath of Muslims worldwide, Philippe Val, the editor of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, was cited to court...

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  2. Wadjda (2012)

    Director
    Haifa al-Mansour
    Subject
    Politics & government; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 97 minutes), £5.99

    Feature film. The first film directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia exposes the country’s denial of women’s rights while giving Muslim feminism a voice. The film was shot largely clandestinely and tells the...

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  3. Brit Muslim: A Community Profile (2010)

    Director
    Reza Shirazi
    Producer
    Susan Noori; Reza Shirazi
    Subject
    Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 77 minutes), £14.99

    The film gives an insight into the life of two million British Muslims, challenging the important issues of identity and Britishness, and examining the contribution made by Muslims to British society. The...

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  4. (Un)veiled: Muslim Women Talk About Hijab (2009)

    Director
    Innes Hofman Kanna
    Subject
    Social Studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (36 minutes), $145.00

    The film introduces the audience to ten Muslim women from various backgrounds who now live in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Their discussion about hijab, the headscarf, revolves around a lecture on the same...

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  5. Jihad for Love, A (2008)

    Director
    Parvez Sharma
    Subject
    Religious studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 81 minutes), $12.48

    Fourteen centuries after the revelation of the holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad, Islam today is the world’s second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the...

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  6. Courting the East (2007 Radio)

    Producer
    Mark Richards
    Subject
    Drama; History

    Radio feature. Author and historian Jerry Brotton investigates the history of relations between England and the Islamic world during the early modern period, a complex alliance that he finds dramatised in...

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  7. European Muslims and Eastern Christians: The Broken Mirrors (2006)

    aka: Broken Mirrors: European Muslims, Eastern Christians

    Director
    Jacques Debs
    Producer
    Mesut Tufan
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 133 minutes), $29.95

    For centuries, Muslims in Europe and Christians in the Middle East have lived side by side in the old Ottoman Empire, despite experiencing periodic setbacks, failures, and in the worst cases, genocide. Using...

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  8. Defending a Way of Life (1981)

    Subject
    Sociology
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 30 minutes), £28.75

    Documentary about the Muslim community in Spitalfields, who are trying to integrate yet keep their own culture alive. The film shows the difficulties Bangladeshis face as they seek integration into British...

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  9. This Orient Isle. Episode 5 (Radio)

    Producer
    David Roper
    Subject
    Drama

    Radio broadcast. Professor Jerry Brotton examines Queen Elizabeth I’s fascination with the Orient and Britain’s first contacts with the Muslim world. Read by Derek Jacobi. 5: How the London stage...

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