The Imam and the Pastor
An award winning film that offers a message of hope – for the world from an unexpected quarter. It pulsates with the vibrant colours and music of West Africa.
The Imam and the Pastor depicts the astonishing reconciliation process between Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye. It shows their story of conflict and the peace-making initiatives which have flowed from their relationship. The film, narrated by Rageh Omaar, shows that it is possible for the perpetrators of inter-religious violence to become instigators of peace. It is both a story of forgiveness and a case study of grass-root initiatives in community relations torn apart by conflict.