Malala turns executive film producer for ‘Stranger At The Gate’ based on Islamophobia
Malala said she decided to become executive producer of the film because the film challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about Muslims
Malala turns executive film producer for ‘Stranger At The Gate’ based on Islamophobia!
“Stranger at the Gate”, the latest work from Seftel’s decade-long film project to combat Islamophobia, is distributed by The New Yorker as part of the magazine’s New Yorker Documentary series.
Malala while speaking to Geo News and The News at the screening of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary film Stranger at the Gate a day earlier, called on political and religious leaders to stand against all forms of terrorism and combat the extremist ideology that misuses the name of Islam.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai addressed issues such as conflict, Islamophobia, racism and the power of forgiveness.
So wonderful to see STRANGER AT THE GATE receive an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short! Congrats to @JSeftel, Smarty Pants Pictures & especially the good people of the Islamic Center in Muncie, IN. I am honoured that you invited me to be part of such a noble story. pic.twitter.com/qY2W6MOauP— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) January 24, 2023
“Stranger at the Gate” follows the story of Mr McKinney, who was taught to view Muslims as enemies during his time in the military. Upon his return to Muncie, Indiana, he planned to bomb a local mosque. However, his life took a different turn when he was greeted with compassion and forgiveness from the Muslim community. A member of the mosque, Dr Saber Bahrami, hugged McKinney and invited him to the mosque, treating him as a vulnerable person. Despite learning of McKinney’s initial plan, the congregants chose to forgive him. As Bahrami put it, “Mac is like my little brother who needed help, so we were there for him.”