Elli Safari  

Documentary filmmaker Elli Safari was born 1954 in Iran. She gave lectures about Iranian cinema in different Dutch cities from 1999 to 2003. She also wrote an essay about film director Rahshan Bani-Etemad, on the occasion of her winning the Prince Claus Award in 1998. (09/09)

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The Noble Struggle of Amina Wadud

A film by Elli Safari, 2007, 29 min, Color

On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York. THE NOBLE STRUGGLE OF AMINA WADUD is a fascinating and powerful portrait of this African-American Muslim woman who soon found herself the subject of much debate and Muslim juristic discourse. In defying 1400 years of…

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