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Two Children of the Red Mosque to receive Tribeca docu funding

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MUMBAI: Hemal Trivedi’s Two Children of the Red Mosque is among the five projects that will collectively receive $100,000 funding from the 2012 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund.

The documentary will be co-directed by Mohammad Naqvi and produced by Whitney Dow and Jonathan Goodman Levitt.

The film is all about 12-year-olds Zarina and Talha, who after attending Pakistan’s most notorious madrassa, pursue different dreams. While Zarina attends school trying to avoid marriage; Talha remains a madrassa student preparing for Jihad. Their stories personalise Pakistanis’ ideological war.

The other projects that will receive the Tribeca Documentary fund are: E-Team (Directors Katy Chevigny & Ross Kauffman), God Loves Uganda (Director Roger Ross Williams), First to Fall (Director Rachel Anderson) and Mercy Mercy (Director Katrine W Kjaer).

In its fifth year currently, the fund provides finishing finances, year-round support and guidance to domestic and international documentary filmmakers with feature-length films highlighting and humanizing issues of social importance from around the world.

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund is instituted by The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Gucci.

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