North American rights to Eyad Zahra’s Sundance premiere “The Taqwacores” have been been licensed to Strand Releasing by Visit Films. Ryan Kampe of Visit Films negotiated the deal with Jon Gerrans of Strand Releasing. The film, co-written by Zahra and Michael Muhammad Knight, stars Bobby Naderi, Noureen Dewulf and Dominic Rains and features music by Taqwacore band The Kominas with an original score by Omar Fadel. BAC Films, meanwhile, took all rights for France. Strand plans an Autumn 2010 release.
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