Wham! Bam! Islam!

Trailer (2:17)
Clip 1 (:31)
Clip 2 (:36)
Clip 3 (:36)
  • About the Film

    A young Muslim boy leafs through a copy of THE 99 comic book.

    When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

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  • Smash That Stereotype!

    The titlecard for the 1940's “golden age” comic called Madam Fatal, the first cross-dressing comic book hero.#8217;s Bar.

    While action comics feature mostly straight, white, Westernized males, a few characters have emerged over the years to become demographic pioneers in the world of popular comic book series.

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  • Hunt for the Noor Stone Game

    An illustrated man in Arab garb holds out his hand and invites you to play the game, saying “As-Salam Alaykum, traveler.”

    The Hunt for the Noor Stone is a role-playing adventure game where you must navigate the ancient cities of Baghdad and Cordova in search of a Noor stone — the mythical stone referenced in Hindu and Arab texts and believed to contain infinite powers.

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  • Behind the Scenes — Isaac Solotaroff on the Making of Wham! Bam! Islam!

    Isaac Solotaroff reveals the obstacles he faced while making his film, including one week of fasting in 100-degree-plus heat in Indonesia while shooting 12 hours a day.

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  • Talkback

    Naif Al-Mutawa delivers a TED Talk.

    Did you know that the classic “Archie” comic book series was published in the late 1970s by Spire Christian Comics as a means of instilling Christian values in young people? Do you think comics are a good way to convey religious values to youth?

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