Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies

Screening documentary ‘Somos Musulmanes ‘- Friday 7 October 2022

Film screening ‘Somos Musulmanes’

On Friday evening 7 October 2022, NISIS invited filmmaker Dhia Ben Naser for the screening of the beautiful and surprising documentary ‘Somos Musulmanes’ (subtitled in English) at Pakhuis de Zwijger.

In the misty mountains of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico, sheltered under improvised houses, lives a small Muslim community of Tzotzils, an ethnic group of Mayan descent. But what is their story? In the midst of the Zapatista Revolution, a movement that fought for the emancipation of indigenous peoples, a group of Sufi Muslims traveled from the Iberian Peninsula to Mexico, to the Chiapas region, with the idea that Islam would strengthen the revolutionary character of the movement. . Commander Marcos did not embrace this idea, but during their discussions several leaders of Tzotzil families converted to Islam, dramatically leaving Mexico’s dominant Hispanic-Christian tradition behind. In doing so, they changed the fate of their clan…

A documentary by Unexpected Muslims

After the screening there was a Q&A with one of the filmmakers of Unexpected Muslims, Dhia Ben Naser. The documentary ‘Somos Musulmanes’ is in Spanish with English subtitles. Duration: 1 hour and 5 minutes. Entrance: free.

Check out the trailer of Somos Musulmanes: