Parvez Sharma

Pavez Sharma is an Indian filmmaker, author and journalist best known for A Jihad for Love, a ground-breaking film documenting the lives of LGBT Muslims.

A Jihad for Love received a number of awards, including the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentaries in 2009. Sharma’s second film, A Sinner in Mecca, was similarly reviewed, becoming a New York Times critic’s pick in 2015.

In 2016 Sharma was named a ‘human rights defender’ by Amnesty International. He has spoken at Berkeley, Yale, Columbia, Harvard and NYU, among other institutions.



Human Rights

Torture and Cruel and Inhuman Treatment with Parvez Sharma

Pavez Sharma, an Indian filmmaker, author, and journalist, addresses the 1st Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks   Some of the largest and most bitter battles in this new century are going to be fought on the front lines of religion.