Watch the world premiere of Deeyah Khan’s new documentary

at ITV

Islam’s Non Believers investigates what life is like for those who choose to no longer call themselves Muslim.

 

Acclaimed Norwegian director Deeyah Khan was born in Norway in 1977, and has Punjabi and Pashtun descent. Her debut film Banaz: A Love Story from 2012 started a successful career as a film producer. For her debut, Khan won a Peabody Award and an Emmy for best international documentary film. In 2015 the multi-talent from Oslo made the documentary Jihad: A Story of the Others’, which has also received several awards from around the world.

On 13 October, Khan’s latest documentary will have its world premiere on ITV at 10.40pm. The film, titled Islam’s Non Believers, seeks to investigate the lives of ex-Muslims who face extreme discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence as a result of leaving Islam.

“I remember saying to my mum, ‘I don’t think I believe in God any more,’ And her saying, ‘You can’t tell anybody else because they’ll kill you, we are obliged to kill ex-Muslims,’ and that it would put me at extreme risk if anybody else was to find out, so that conversation ended there.” – Sadia, a former Muslim 

From Fuse Films EXPOSURE: ISLAMS NON BELIEVERS Thursday October 13th 2016 on ITV  Pictured: Ex-Muslim “Safiyya”, who says she suffered abuse and needs to hide her identity for her own safety Directed by Emmy Award winning film-maker Deeyah Khan, this powerful and moving Exposure documentary, investigates the lives of ex-Muslims - who face extreme discrimination, ostracism, psychological abuse and violence as a result of leaving Islam. She finds that many young British ex-Muslims live in the shadows hiding their true beliefs, running huge risks if they “come out” as atheists within their religious communities. © Fuuse Films For further picture information please contact the ITV picture Desk on itvpicturedesk@itv.com This photograph is © Fuuse Films and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the  programme EXPOSURE: ISLAMS NON BELIEVERS or ITV. Once made available by the ITV Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the Transmission date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

Pictured: Ex-Muslim “Safiyya”, who says she suffered abuse and needs to hide her identity for her own safety
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When:

13 October at 10.40pm

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