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Naz & Maalik, Gay Essential Talks To Jay Dockendorf

“I’m not Muslim,” explains the director. “To prepare to write the film, I went to mosques, interviewed Muslim friends and acquaintances, and did as much traditional research as possible to get to know the characters’ culture. I’m particularly indebted to Karen Armstrong’s Muhammad: a Prophet for Our Time and the UK’s Channel 4 documentary Gay Muslims.”

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