A Sinner in Mecca
First screened in November 2015
Director: Parvez Sharma. Documentary about gay, Indian-born, Muslim filmmaker, recently married, making the required trip to Mecca as a test of his faith and a protest against Wahabi forms of Islam.

Twitter Capsule: Gay Muslim visiting Saudi Arabia, already on scary ground, illegally films a hajj. Insights uneven, but so brave.

VOR:   Form is conventional, even slightly scattershot, but risk is off the charts. Footage around the kabba and elsewhere on the pilgrimage is risky and illuminating. Thoughtful voiceover.

Photo © 2015 Haram Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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