Fatwa, by Anuvab Pal, is a comedy about blasphemy.
Michael Jordan and Mohammed Ali, are not the famous ones. They are failed writers, almost dead and ready for obscurity. As a last effort, Michael Jordan writes a blasphemous book in an effort to get an Islamic Death Edict (FATWA) on his head. Sadly, the Middle East fails to read the novel. Pissed off, Mr. Jordan seeks the help of Mr. Ali to perform a staged "deadly act" before a video camera, that will apparently make both of them world famous. Mr. Ali's only qualification to perform this act is that he just happens to be "Middle Eastern Looking" and a good friend of Mr. Jordan's.
Michael Barakiva directs for Alter Ego Productions.