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“A Sinner in Mecca” with Filmmaker and Author Parvez Sharma

November 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm EST

In his documentary A Sinner in Mecca, Parvez Sharma, an openly gay Muslim, travels to Mecca to reveal a never-before-seen side of Islam with his book and film. Sharma’s documentaries and written works dissect the complicated intersection of faith and sexuality. Through his work as a director and writer, Sharma continually confronts the dissonance between his gay and Muslim identities, enabling dialogue for an otherwise taboo topic. Sharma has also worked as an advocate and activist for the LGBT community and was featured as a keynote speaker to the United Nations at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. His work as an author, activist, and director has given a voice to communities where, as Sharma puts it, “the silence is strongest.”

Headshot of Parvez Sharma, looking to the left.
3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12180 United States
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