Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and the entire Journey into Europe team are excited to announce that Journey into Europe has been officially selected to be screened as part of the Islamic Unity International Film Festival (IUIFF) in Tehran, Iran. The festival, which will run December 17-23, 2016, concurrent with the 30th Islamic Unity Conference, in Tehran, aims “to open up Islamic and religious approximation worldwide in order to reach religious brotherhood on the basis of undoubted principles and Islamic similarities and prevent religious discrimination.”
World-renowned Islamic scholar and filmmaker Akbar Ahmed’s Journey into Europe documentary explores Islam in Europe and the place of Islam in European history and civilization. In the film, shot across the continent in countries including Germany, France, the UK, Spain, and Bosnia-Herzegovina, we hear from some of Europe’s most prominent figures – presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and everyday Europeans from a variety of backgrounds. Journey into Europe covers the most urgent issues facing Europe today: terrorism, refugees, and violence against minorities. Startling, challenging, and emotionally powerful, this unprecedented’s film’s themes of identity and acceptance are critically relevant to our world today.