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What does it mean to be a Muslim? How do Muslims reconcile the pressures of modern life with their Muslim traditions? Does Islam deserve its reputation as a patriarchal, authoritarian and anti-western religion? And what role does militancy play in the Muslim world?

These are among the questions explored by Muslims, a two-hour film examining the fundamental tenets of Islam and the different faces of its worldwide resurgence.  Through intimate portraits of people in their daily lives, viewers experience what it means to be Muslim in places as dissimilar as Nigeria, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia and the United States.  By showing the diversity of thought, practice, lifestyle, and interpretation of text, the film presents a balanced and informed portrait of Muslims and the diversity among them.

Muslims was produced for Frontline by the Independent Production Fund.

 Number of Programs  1
 Duration of Program  120 Minutes
 When Produced  2002
 Funded By
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • William and Mary Greye Foundation
  • The Fetzer Institute

For additional information on educational outreach and community engagement activities, please see The Islam Project Website.  Also, please visit the PBS Frontline: Muslims site.

Muslims is available for broadcast and educational use.  If you are interested, please contact us at 1-800-727-2470.