Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new "unorthodox" housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore - a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists on the West Coast. As the seasons change, Taqwacore influences the house more and more. The living room becomes a mosque during the day, while it continues to host punk parties at night. Ultimately, Taqwacore influences Yusef too, as he begins to challenge his own faith and ideologies.
Cast: Noureen DeWulf, Dominic Rains, Anne Marie Leighton, Tony Yalda, Rasika Mathur
Directed by: Eyad Zahra
Written by: Michael Muhammad Knight
Running time: 1hr 23min
Opens: Oct 22, 2010 NY
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