Blessed Are The Strangers is a new documentary film telling the very British story of a ragtag bunch of white hippies, a committed group of black activists and their journey to Islam via psychedelics and a quest for social change.
In London in the late 1960s, a group of hippies who are switched on to Sufi teachings take a trip to Morocco and are introduced to Islam. Later, in 1980s Brixton, a group of West Indians find themselves drawn to the teachings of Islam whilst searching for a new spiritual, cultural and political direction.
This film reveals the fascinating story of how these two very different groups of people came together through their shared faith to form one of Britain’s oldest and most diverse communities of Muslim converts.
The screening will be followed by a special Q&A session with Director, Ahmed Peerbux, Peter Sanders with Event Chair Remona Aly.