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IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: CROWS ARE WHITE

Director: Ahsen Nadeem

98 mins, USA-Ireland-Japan, 2022, Digital

In this disarmingly personal documentary Ahsen Nadeem, who was raised Muslim in Saudi Arabia and came to live in the heart of Cavan at age 10, now finds himself so conflicted about his religious upbringing, and the disappointment he anticipates from his parents when he tells them his plans to marry Dawn, a non-Muslim woman, that he seeks spiritual enlightenment with the Tendai Buddhist monks in Japan. But the only monk who will speak with him is an outcast who prefers ice cream and heavy metal to meditation. An irreverent and entertaining exploration of truth, faith and love.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2023.

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Friday 29th

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