February 2013: The Taqwacores

The TaqwacoresWritten by Eyad Zahra, The Taqwacores deals with the complexities of being young and Muslim in modern-day America…

The Taqwacores : Sunday 3rd February 2013
Doors 7pm . Shorts till 7.30pm . Ends latest 10pm

@ OARC, East Oxford Community Centre £3 (£2)

Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new “un-orthodox” house mates soon introduce him to Taqwacore- a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists out west. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Yusef is influenced by Taqwacore too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies.  Download the poster for this event.