Following the assassination of the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh in 2004, Hearing the Other Side features inspiring conversations with diverse Muslim youth in the Netherlands. Showing what it means to be a faith community in an absolutely secular context, how the religious identities of young Muslims are under scrutiny, what it means to be a Muslim woman choosing to wear a headscarf in Europe, and, more than anything else, what is missing in the dialogue. Amidst media stereotyping and the subtle yet deep-reaching racist mindsets, Dutch Muslims share their perspectives with others, with the hope of being heard.
Dir. Naveen Qayyum