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26 June 2017 / 1. Shawal 1438

A PLATFORM FOR CHANGE

Posted on Mon, 2017-03-27 10:32

"No words can ever do justice to this incredible experience. From the meticulous organisation by the World Federation coordinators, to the caring nature of all the mentors, and most of all to the breathtaking atmosphere within the harams of Bibi Masumah and Imam Ridha, each and every moment in Iran was simply unforgettable. Returning to the West after these 3 weeks has made me realize that there are so many aspects about myself and the way in which I live my life that I would like to change, and nothing could have prepared me for this change more than this Madinah and Bab al Ilm course."
FATEMAH DEWJI - LONDON, UK 

Director Dr Hasnain Walji, a past president of The World Federation has been researching into the history of the Khoja community for over 10 years.  In producing this 120 minute long film, he has spent a year travelling around the world.  In the documentary, he meets individuals from different backgrounds who provide an insight into the journey of the Khoja community.

This is the first-ever documentary film exploring the 700-year history of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community.  For so long, many of the elders in our community had expressed a wish that the story, of who the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris are, must be told for future generations to glean an understanding and appreciation of their ancestors’ struggles, trials, tribulations as well as triumphs as they spread across the globe.  

Hassanbhai Jaffer, the author of the seminal work on KHOJA History "The Endangered Species" says:“  A must see documentary for all family members where elders could sit with their progeny to explain where we started from and where we are today and the sacrifices made by many in the evolution of this community. To the  jet setting Khojas of this age,  the sight of bullock carts in  which their elders used to travel while India, the type of sailing crafts and the hardships of sailors and passengers as they sailed out from western shores of India to settle in East Africa and Madgascar is a reality check of their origins. The  month long journey by sea, firsthand account of early sailors recalling that for the month long sea journey, supply of fresh water would often be restricted to one cup a day come a shock to viewers."

The trailer for the documentary can be viewed below:

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Director Dr Hasnain Walji, a past president of The World Federation has been researching into the history of the Khoja community for over 10 years.  In producing this 120 minute long film, he has spent a year travelling around the world.  In the documentary, he meets individuals from different backgrounds who provide an insight into the journey of the Khoja community.

This is the first-ever documentary film exploring the 700-year history of the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Community.  For so long, many of the elders in our community had expressed a wish that the story, of who the Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheris are, must be told for future generations to glean an understanding and appreciation of their ancestors’ struggles, trials, tribulations as well as triumphs as they spread across the globe.  

Hassanbhai Jaffer, the author of the seminal work on KHOJA History "The Endangered Species" says:“  A must see documentary for all family members where elders could sit with their progeny to explain where we started from and where we are today and the sacrifices made by many in the evolution of this community. To the  jet setting Khojas of this age,  the sight of bullock carts in  which their elders used to travel while India, the type of sailing crafts and the hardships of sailors and passengers as they sailed out from western shores of India to settle in East Africa and Madgascar is a reality check of their origins. The  month long journey by sea, firsthand account of early sailors recalling that for the month long sea journey, supply of fresh water would often be restricted to one cup a day come a shock to viewers."

The trailer for the documentary can be viewed below:


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