al imam

Islam, Women , Religion, Short Film, American Culture, Spirituality, Middle East
Omar Al Dakheel
17 minutes


Official Selection
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival



Despite controversy and threats, Muslim spiritual leader Ani Zonneveld takes a stand for justice through activism and a progressive practice of Islam. Enduring threats, excommunication from family, and opposition from many fellow Muslims, she insists that the Qur’an is a progressive text and believes in an egalitarian view of Islam.


Omar Al Dakheel was born and raised in Kuwait. He came to the US when he was 18 years old with a full merit scholarship from the Higher Education Ministry of Kuwait. He received his BA in Broadcast Journalism and Theatre Arts from the University of Miami. Omar interned at the Miami Heat TV and Al Jazeera in Washington DC. Omar is pursuing Producing and Directing at USC School of Cinematic Arts. He produced “Jihad in Hollywood,” featuring Werner Herzog in Fall 2015, and will be graduating with an MFA in 2017.


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