Category Archives: Feature-Work

My Culture

Traditional ideas and values

The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another. Culture is transmitted, through language, material objects, ritual, institutions, and art, from one generation to the next.Culture consists of patterns, explicit and implicit, of and for behavior acquired and transmitted by symbols, constituting the distinctive achievement of human groups, including their embodiments in artifacts; the essential core of culture consists of traditional ideas and especially their attached values; culture systems may, on the one hand, be considered as products of action, on the other hand, as conditioning influences upon further action.

Qari Muhammed Asim

Being a lawyer and a religious leader may seem somewhat at odds with one another for some, juggling religious conscience while putting client needs first. But for Qari Asim MBE, senior associate at DLA Piper dealing in commercial property, that isn’t the case. In addition to his responsibilities as a commercial property solicitor Mr Asim is also the head imam of Leeds Makkah mosque. Mr Asim said: “Although it might seem that there is no similarity in the work that I do, because lawyer and imam don’t tend to go hand in hand, I believe that there are similarities.

I am not ISIS

This Big Lottery funded film features the existing paradigm on terrorism across the globe with a focus on emerging scenarios of radicalisation in UK. With poetic photography and engaging weaving of montages in cinematic language, the film entertains intellectual dialogue on some vital issues by some ordinary and key-figures. The film is directed by British Pakistani film maker Anjum Mir and produced by the renowned media institute of the North 'Eastern Media and Arts Network' (EMAAN).

Weaving Peace

Weaving Peace: Dialogue between different faiths 

The documentary focuses on the study of the conflicts, similitudes of different religions operating in multi-cultural British society. Although it takes Harehills in Leeds as the area of case study as because this is historically a place that witnesses both conflicts and harmony and gradually being shaped towards the true essence of diversity with the city being emerged as the best city of the country to live; - but it also reflects the overview of the whole country. Produced by EMAAN (Eastern Media and Arts Network), the film contains interfaith dialogue between different religions. It digs into the depth of the major conflicts and searches in pursuit of the solution to establish a communal harmony in the society. The film is co-directed by a British-Pakistani journalist and film maker Anjum Mir and a British Bangladeshi filmologist T M Ahmed Kaysher. This film will give an overview to the students of theology and sociology on the harmonies and conflicts between different cultures and religions.