“The core strength of Among the Believers lies in the way in which directors, Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi, are able to portray a variety of Pakistani citizens as multi dimensional human beings and not mere stereotypes. Their personal stories are used to illustrate the real life consequences of an array of complex social, political, and religious issues. Perhaps the most telling aspects of the documentary are the stories of two children; Zarina, a girl from a poor rural family who managed to escape from one of the radical jihad schools (known as madrassahs) and Talha, a boy dropped off at one of the militant Red Mosque seminaries as a means of being educated, housed, and fed at no cost to his parents. “ ~ C.L. Illsley