The Culturist on Twitter
Tea with Culture

Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

« Hoppssicles by Marcus Manoogian | Main | Music Monday - Fatima Al Qadiri »

Trailer Tuesday - WHAM! BAM! ISLAM!

WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! is a new documentary by Isaac Solotaroff that will air in the US on PBS's Independent Lens on October 13th 2011.

WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! tells the story of Naif Al-Mutawa and his venture to create the first team of superheroes from the Muslim world called THE 99. Following the tumultuous journey of THE 99 from concept to reality, from international acclaim to censure by cultural gatekeepers, Al-Mutawa doggedly pursues his vision to bring new heroes to Muslim children while re-introducing Islam to the West.


The first time I saw Naif Al Mutawa speak was in 2009 at TEDxDubai. It was my favourite talk at the event and really glad to see how he's progressed with The 99 since then. Here's the talk called from Mecca to Metropolis.


Last July, Naif Al Mutatawa was invited to speak at TEDGlobal, where he gave a talk called Superheroes inspired by Islam.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>