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Latest Release: ZAHRA - change begins at home

ZAHRA is a new documentary that tells of the passion and commitment of a single mother with four children, a refugee from Somalia, who overcomes obstacles to transform her life and made a difference in the community. Tackling crucial issues that affect social harmony, breaking down communication barriers between the old and the young, resolving conflicts between groups and clans, and campaigning on the global issue of female genital mutilation. Order DVD.

Recent film - An African Answer

A sequel to The Imam and the Pastor, shot in Kenya, was premiered in Nairobi on 11 June 2010 in the Amani Room of the Serena Hotel in Nairobi. 'Amani' means peace in Swahili and the room acquired its name after Kenya's post-election violence in 2008. It was here that Kofi Annan brokered the National Peace Accord and the formation of Kenya's present coalition government.

More than one thousand people were killed following disputed elections in Kenya at the end of 2007. Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor Jame Wuye - former militia leaders turned peace-makers from Nigeria - were invited to mediate in the worst-affected district. This film depicts their dramatic bid to bring healing and reconciliation after death and destruction. Order DVD.

imama ashafa carrying a child
Imam Muhammad Ashafa interacts with children in the camp in Eldoret where 16,000 people took shelter after post-elections violence in January 2008.

More films

'The Imam and the Pastor' depicts the astonising reconciliation between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye, and the peace-making initiatives which have flowed from it. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace. It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives to rebuild communities torn apart by conflict.