About This Project
On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11 Integrate Bristol and Zed Productions presented a documentary film funded by First Light Movies and the Big Lottery Fund. In this urban documentary, a group of young Muslims explore Islamophobia in Bristol. The young people produced all aspects of the production with the guidance of film industry professionals.
Ten years after the attacks on the twin towers – how did people feel about Islam?
In the film, two young presenters, Shamil Ahmed, 18, and Nawaaz Hussein, 17, travel around Bristol to see how people feel about Islam – this includes walking around in full Islamic dress and talking to youngsters from the Southmead Youth Centre before inviting them to a Muslim rap concert in St Werburgh’s, and interviewing an academic, the police, a local Imam and the producer of BBC Three’s programme My Brother The Islamist.
Its producers say that the film, which is funded by First Light Movies and the Big Lottery Fund, encourages integration but also admit that there is more that the young Muslims can do to create better PR for their religion.
Its producers say that the film, which is funded by First Light Movies and the Big Lottery Fund, encourages integration but also admits that there is more that the young Muslims can do to create better PR for their religion.
More about this project
- In the news: ‘Youngsters’ film puts focus on attitudes to Islam article featured in the Bristol Evening Post of 13/11/2011. Read the full article here.
- Islam Ain’t That Scary premiered on September 11th. Special screenings were held at the Watershed Cinema in Bristol on September 11, 2011.
- The trailer to Islam Ain’t That Scary and other videos can be viewed on the Integrate Bristol YouTube channel.
- Film and production work by Zed Productions.