Speaking during a press conference held at the 2015 Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday, Francis Ford Coppola quoted the Holy Qur'an and defended Islam in a touching way.
He quote the Qur'an, specifically Surah Al Fatihah emphasizing the message of peace, mercy, tolerance and love advocated by the Holy Book. His testimony full of truth brought tears to those in the room and left them speechless. The American filmmaker, President of the nine-member Jury for the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival, answered a question about current events and cinema, in which he talked about Islam in a compelling manner.
Francis Ford Coppola, born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, is a film director, producer and screenwriter. Some of his most famous films are ‘The Godfather’ trilogy, Apocalypse Now, and Bam Stoker’s Dracula. He is among only six people in Academy Award history to receive Oscars for directing, producing and screenwriting, as well as one of only eight filmmakers to win two Palme d’Or awards.
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