Gay Muslim Filmmaker Risks His Life To Tell His Story


“A Sinner In Mecca” is the daring new film from the director of A Jihad for Love, Parvez Sharma.

For a gay Muslim filmmaker, filming in Saudi Arabia presents two serious challenges: filming is forbidden in the country and homosexuality is punishable by death. For filmmaker Parvez Sharma, however, these were risks he had to assume as he embarked on his Hajj pilgrimage, a journey considered the greatest accomplishment and aspiration within Islam, his religion.
“I was a marked man. A Muslim who was not only openly gay, but had also been publicly named an infidel.”


He brings back the story of the religion like it has never been told before, having endured the biggest Jihad there is: the struggle with the self.

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