May 2nd, 2009 20:30 EST
Quran Contemporary Connections: A New Islamic Movie
Quran Contemporary Connections is a new Islamic movie that is currently generating great buzz on the internet. From Israel to Indonesia, China to Canada and the United Kingdom to the Unites States, the blogs are constantly buzzing. Some condemning it, others condoning it.
Quran contemporary connections is a film of immense historical and global importance as it examines the Quranic themes in an urban and contemporary background and establishes their compatibility with Western values. According to the film maker, Faruq Masudi, the Quran is already being played out in the Western societies, day in and day out. The film establishes the Quranic message as a universal truth that the West has already adopted, though involuntarily, and is not at loggerheads with it. The basis concepts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are same and are reshaped and rephrased in the film.
It says: Allah is not a Muslim specific God. Muslims do not have monopoly on him. He is not a Christian God. Christians do not have a monopoly on Him. He is not a Jewish God either. Jews do not have a monopoly on Him. His is just The God. Call him by whatever name you will.
The beauty of the film lies in the fact that at no point do you feel that The Quran is alien to today`s complex and dynamic milieu. It does so by revisiting the Quranic concepts from a fresh perspective in a setting that the West is familiar with, in an idiom that it understands and the faces that it trusts.
Quran Contemporary Connections presents these themes through stunning visuals, captivating fast pace and an engaging narration that is a departure from the extremist interpretations of the Quran. It is as if the Quran is unraveling itself, in its most pure and pristine form.
Produced, Directed and Written by Faruq Masudi, the film comes as a whiff of fresh air in a stifling global atmosphere that is both challenging and interesting for any film maker to attempt.
Technically innovative, the film is an interesting fusion of popular genres like narratives, music videos, advertising commercials, talking head documentaries and classical dramaturgy. Quran Contemporary Connections runs like a typical Hollywood thriller at a pace that keeps you hooked till the end. The experience is enjoyable, entertaining and at the same time educating. It leaves you overwhelmed in the end. In awe and respect of the Holy Book.
The film is receiving overwhelming response from focus groups and has received respectful mention in the US, the Middle East, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and hold your breath, Russia. It has already been covered by Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasting Corporation, Global Atlanta, Al Arabia TV Dubai, Sabah newspaper, Turkey and Sawt al Beirut international, Lebanon.
The film has been produced in Hollywood with an all American cast and crew. For more details visit the official website www.quranconnections.com
Available in the US and Canada from premium online stores, Quran Contemporary Connections is a must see for anybody who loves Islam. Or hates it.
Released by: Hoo Productions.1633 Bailey Farms Drive, Lawrenceville GA 30043.United States
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org: Official website: www.quranconnections.com