A Reluctant Hero

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A documentary about Tariq Jahan, whose son Haroon was killed in the 2011 Birmingham riots. Hours after his son’s death Tariq pleaded with angry crowds; “I’ve lost my son” he said “step forward if you want to lose yours. Otherwise, go home.” The mood was transformed, the crowds dispersed and Tariq became a national hero. The film explores the way in which his faith and family enabled him come to terms with his son’s death and inspired him to help bridge the gaps between Birmingham’s ethnic and religious communities.

  • Date: 2012
  • Category: Documentary
  • BROADCASTER: IQRAA International TV & Islam Channel UK
  • RUNNING TIME: 23:00 minutes