The internet is opening up new ways for people to come to appreciate the beauty of Muslim films. In the past, it might be harder for people in certain countries to get access to these. But thanks to the internet, and the increased amount of bandwidth that people have at their disposal, it’s much easier for someone who is interested in a particular film, to find it and purchase it for viewing online.
This is a good thing because it means that people are able to view and experience a more multicultural tapestry of cinema. Their movie experiences will no longer be limited simply to the movies in their particular country, or to international blockbusters. Instead, they can choose to watch movies from any country.
The language barrier is also becoming less and less of an issue. For some films, there are subtitles made available so that even if the audio is in a language that is foreign to you, the subtitles in your own language will allow you to follow along. Then, some films are actually dubbed so that the voices of the actors are replaced, which allows the movie to be watched in your own language. Nowadays, movies on cable channels sometimes come with dual language options so that you can choose which language you would prefer to watch it in.
Another interesting thing to keep in mind from the point of view of making movies is that it is possible to outsource key tasks and assignments to people around the world. So for example, some editing duties can get outsourced to the Philippines. The transactions themselves are not particularly difficult anymore because there are companies which make it easy to send cash to Philippines. It is also not that difficult, given existing bandwidth, for work done in that country to be sent back to the film makers for review and for finalizing.
So it can be seen that on the production side and on the consumer side, the internet is making more things possible for Muslim films. It should be interesting to see where these developments will lead over the coming years.