Sinner in Mecca

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When the Personal is Political and the Political is Personal…on Film

COMPLICATED CONVERSATIONS WITH DIRECTOR PARVEZ SHARMA ON HIS NEW FILM —
A SINNER IN MECCA

By Shayna Plaut, Contributing Editor, Human Rights

Parvez Sharma is a gay, Muslim filmmaker, journalist and writer. He is originally from India and now lives in New York City. His two films: A Jihad for Love (2008) and A Sinner in Mecca (2014) are well known on the festival circuit as well as in human rights and academic circles.

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