In his latest work, acclaimed filmmaker Parvez Sharma invites his audience into a world forbidden to the majority of the world’s population. Mecca, one of the two most sacred cities in Islam, is where the prophet Muhammad was born, and it is home to the Grand Mosque, a site visited by millions of muslims every year during the annual pilgrimage of the Hajj. It is a city closed off to non-muslims, a place where recording devices are prohibited. Nonetheless, it is where Sharma—an openly gay muslim who has been publicly labeled an infidel for claiming that Islam and homosexuality are compatible—has chosen to bravely focus his documentary, A Sinner In Mecca.
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