Among the Believers

by Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Naqvi

To mark the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, the United Nations invited you to the screening of ‘Among the Believers‘.

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Runtime: 84′

The bloody power struggle between Muslim extremists and secular leaders for control of Pakistani children’s education receives clear, dramatically up-close expression in “Among the Believers.” Activists and local teachers seek to stem the Taliban tide, the government sends troops to destroy mosques, and two students, one on either side of the divide, cope with the consequences of their choices in this must-see documentary from Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi. It is the film’s centerpiece, however, consisting of an interview with fanatical cleric Maulana Aziz, that chills to the bone.


The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Moad El Boudaati – Prevention and community outreach specialist in Brussels;
  • Paul d’Auchamp – Deputy Regional Representative, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Brussels;
  • Saliha Ben Ali – Founder of Society Against Violent Extremism Belgium.

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