For what it is worth, wikipedia says the director is of Senegalese origins. And given her thourough research on young girls dancing, I would assume she is a muslim, or at least has muslim parents. Otherwise, she would probably not have touched the topic. But this is just a guess.
I'm curious on your thoughts of the portrail of Islam and how well it fits into your interpretation and world view.
People pretend everything Muslims do is due to Islam forgetting everything about culture for one thing. For example, female genital mutilations. They are a completely cultural thing. They also forget islam, like any religion, has interpretations and has been interpreted in a variety of ways, some legitimate and accepted as true while others not. Islam isn't rigid, it allows for diversity of thought and opinions. Sects exist by design. They are a feature, not a bug. The shari'ah isn't a monolith either. And Islam actually requires that if you marry more than once to treat all your wives with the same amount of respect and give them equal love and equal respect and equal everything. Very hard thing to do so in essence to be a very good Muslim, just marry once. That's among other things of course. We could be here for hours talking about everything or lifetimes.
Just a guy who doesn't want to be bored. Also