In our new film Shia // Sunni at TrueTube, we have attempted to capture the importance of these humanitarian principles within the newly formed relationship between our two dynamic characters. In a Romeo and Juliet style drama, Fatimah (a Shia Muslim) and Abubakr (a Sunni Muslim) discover a surprising connection they didn’t think would be possible. Fatimah goes to help Abubakr when she notices him suffering from an asthma attack. This kind gesture grows into polite conversation which then develops into a spirited argument covering the main differences and misconceptions surrounding the two groups. With both characters defending themselves, they slowly discover that their passion for their faith and equally matched human spirit, unites them much more than it divides them. This story demonstrates the power of kindness and strong communication when it comes to all forms of conflict. If you’re looking for a warm-hearted teaching resource to introduce the complicated dynamics between Shia and Sunni Islam, then this film is definitely worth a try. The accompanying teacher’s notes will also offer key questions and lesson activities to make this topic come to life in your classroom. Let us know how it goes.