This film examines the burdens of manhood within Islamic cultures. It brings us a new interpretation of David vs. Goliath. The main characters, bravely and frankly, share deeply personal memories and experiences in their effort to highlight and question the role of men in contemporary Islam.
Why does a man in Kuwait, inspired by the 99 names of Allah and the Quranic stories, create a comic and cartoon series about super heroes called The 99? Why does a man in Bangladesh travel from one village to another, educating a community by teaching them to play a board game? Why does a man in Indonesia encourage other men to wear mini-skirts in a demonstration? Why does a man in Turkey belong to a group called Anti-Capitalist Muslims? They all have the same goal – they want to change the dark side of Muslim masculinities in their different cultures. They all want to reform Islam. They are four Muslim Davids opposing cultural Goliaths.
Poster design: Simon Matthew Valentine