On the Convention Screen

By Shurbaji, Eman | Islamic Horizons, November/December 2012 | Go to article overview

On the Convention Screen


Shurbaji, Eman, Islamic Horizons


FILM REVIEWS

On the Convention Screen

Festival highlights 19 Films

THE 2012 ISNA CONVENTION NOT only featured fascinating lectures and entertainment, but also a film festival that screened 19 films from around the globe. Films covered a variety of issues, ranging from social ills to nations struggling to define their existence. For some moviegoers, it was likely an educational experience, but for hundreds of others, it was rare glimpse at the many talents and messages of producers of diverse backgrounds and talents behind the camera lens.

* The Last Message of God

Directed, written and produced by Mujtaba Roozbahani 61 min.

All the films at the festival had a unique storyline or message. Some spoke of demographic or geopolitical barriers, and others spoke of finding reason for our existence. "The Last Message of God" spoke of this motif: questioning human behaviors, all while searching for a higher power.

In "The Last Message," Iranian-Swedish filmmaker Mujtaba Roozbahani presents the compelling story of Michael, a young American man living in New York who begins to question the meaning of life. He wonders what our true purpose is on earth and what life is all about. He first begins to ponder these questions in the vicinity of his home, over breakfast and on his way to work.

Michael then embarks on a spiritual quest to find a sense of self and purpose. He visits local places of worship, beginning first at a church. There, he meets a priest who explains how Christianity is an uproot of Jewish tradition, and that "God is love." He then visits a synagogue, where he meets a rabbi who tells him of the seven basic principles of Judaism. In his quest for answers, he travels to different countries, learning about cultures and religions to find the ultimate answer.

He first visits Athens, Greece and learns of the ancient Greek Gods and the polytheistic nature of their beliefs. …

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