Sandi DuBowski is the Producer of a new film called A Jihad for Love, directed by Parvez Sharma, about the global struggle of Islam and homosexuality. A Jihad for Love had a World Premiere at The 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, a European launch at the upcoming 2008 Berlin Film Festival as the Opening Film of Panorama Dokumente, and a U.S. theatrical release in May 2008 with First Run Features launching at IFC Center.The film features stories from Iran, Egypt, Turkey, France, Pakistan, South Africa, and India and is a co-production with France-Germany's ZDF-Arte, LOGO, UK's Channel 4, Australia's SBS, Realise, The Katahdin Foundation, and The Sundance Documentary Fund. DuBowski is the Director of Trembling Before G-d, which had a World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, was the recipient of twelve awards, released theatrically in the United States, Israel, Canada, Germany, South Africa, Czech Republic, and UK and is airing on BBC, The Sundance Channel, HBO Latin America, Israel's Keshet/Channel Two, France-Germany's ZDF-Arte, Poland's Canal Plus and other TV stations worldwide from Ukraine to Holland. Feature stories on the project have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, Filmmaker Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and BBC News. DuBowski has conducted 800 live events with the film across the globe and the film has been seen by an estimated 8 million people. He created Trembling on the Road to document this life-changing movement for the DVD and launched www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com to engage people through global house parties and online events. He has begun directing a new film. www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com.
Sandi DuBowski/ Director