IMAM, THE MAN AT THE FRONT (The)
Director(s): Adrien RIVOLLIER – Writer(s): Adrien RIVOLLIER Contact Print page
Mondher NAJJAR is the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Lyon. He is "the one who stands in front".
He arrived in Lyon in 2002 from his native Tunisia. Today, he is a very busy man and devotes 99% of his time to the activities of his mosque. While he combines the roles of spiritual leader of a community of over 8000 faithful, of educator of converts, marriage counsellor, mediator and sometimes even psychologist, Mondher is also available every day for consultation. His door is open for men and women who seek the answers Islam has to offer on pretty much every problem in life.
As the Islam of France faces great upheaval, this film paints the portrait of man and his function in a climate of mistrust and of growing political expectations in the fight against radicalization...