Les Films du Fleuve

Boy without a father

Movie | Sitting among the New York critics at a screening of Young Ahmed, a film about Islam
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/17/19, 02:36 pm

A New York moment: 

The press screenings for the New York Film Festival have begun, and on Monday I screened a new film by the Dardenne brothers. The film, called Young Ahmed, is about a teenage boy trying to embrace radical Islam. Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are considered the “Coen brothers of Europe,” and we published a feature last year on their spiritually infused films. 

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Saladin’s men

Religion | An alarming song prompts an odd response from the press
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/17/19, 03:56 pm

Six miles from where I sit a school is teaching Arabic-speaking children to sing the following song, hand motions and all:

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Something to stand on

Religion | An Englishman tries to embrace Islam and the West
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/30/19, 09:57 am

You’ve probably heard the Mark Twain quote: “When I was a boy of fourteen my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he’d learned in seven years.”

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