Award-winning Comedy Documentary UK Premiere of The Muslims are Coming! to be held at Riverside Studios

8.30pm - Wednesday 5th February, 2014

London  - 31st January 2014 - Cactus World Films is excited to announce the UK Premiere of the critically acclaimed comedy documentary, The Muslims are Coming!

The premiere will take place at the Riverside Studios in London on 5th February 2014 with two screenings, 6.30pm and 8.30pm and both screenings will be followed by a QnA with the films’ directors and producers.

The Muslims Are Coming! follows a band of Muslim-American comedians as they visit big cities, small towns, rural villages, and everything in between to combat Islamophobia. These comedians not only perform standup at each tour stop but create ridiculous interventions in unsuspecting town squares, like the ol' classic, "Ask a Muslim Booth" and “Name That Religion.” Throughout the film, comedy icons like The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Colin Quinn, Lewis Black, Aasif Mandvi and media heavy weights like Rachel Maddow, Russell Simmons, Soledad O’Brien, Ali Velshi and Congressman Keith Ellison comment on the power of comedy and the political scope of bigotry. The film is truly about freedom of religion in America for people all faiths.

Maya Sanbar of Cactus World Film London, explains why she thinks UK audiences will love it, The Muslims Are Coming! a laugh out loud film, and personal odyssey of some of Americas’ funniest comedians. There are universal themes about the power of comedy, and it feels like a highly relevant film for Londoners to enjoy right now.”

The award-winning film has been selected for countless festivals and has been hailed as “Editor’s Pick” by Entertainment Weekly and “Edgy. Provocative” by the LATimes. 

Tickets are selling fast but are available from the Riverside Studios box office, at £9.50.

50% of the screening profits will be donated to Syrian Refugee charity Sawa4Syria to help Syrian Refugess in Lebanon. 

 Sawa4Syria works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon to provide relief aid, education, and social support.


The production team will be doing a QnA after both screenings: 

Co-Director Negin Farsad was recently named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post. She was also named a 2013 TED Fellow and gave a TEDTalk about her work in Social Justice Comedy (SJC). 

Co-director Dean Obeidallah is a former lawyer turned award-winning political comedian and commentator. He is also the Founder and Editor of the blog "The Dean's" 

Cactus World Films is an award-winning feature film production and distribution company, with films selected to all of the world's major film festivals.

Executive Producer, Cactus World Films - Maya Sanbar is an award-winning producer and director. Her films have garnered premieres and awards from Cannes, Sundance, and Berlin, which is handy because Maya is also fluent in six languages.

Executive Producer, Cactus World Films  - Sawsan Asfari is a founding partner of Cactus World Films. Over the years she has developed, produced and distributed award-winning films that have specifically dealt with social and political issues of our time. She is also Director of the Galilee Foundation and is highly active in a number of charities from Europe to the Middle East.  Her current work with both Syrian refugees and Palestinian human rights is well renowned.

For more information, or to set up interviews with the film's creatives, please contact:
Georgie Weedon,