Presented by 50+ theaters, museums, and community centers in more than half the States, our inaugural series was an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia.
“The more stories that we can tell that are complicated, that are uncomfortable, that can make people think and fight over, the better. Because being Muslim isn’t the box that anybody can fit in, regardless of how you intersect with that part of your identity.”
– Asad Ali Jafri, Cultural Producer & Interdisciplinary Artist, via Frenemies
- Honolulu, HI @ Doris Duke Foundation: Opening talk with Attorney General Doug Chin, 11 screenings, Amnesty International workshops, music performances, and more.
- Detroit, MI @ Arab American Museum: Town hall discussion w/ expert of panelists to discuss the travel bans and Somali immigration, w/ support from City of Detroit.
- Milwaukee, WI @ Various Venues: In support of Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition and their Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, the largest in the U.S.
- Houston, TX @ First Christian Church: A centrally located screening downtown on the evening prior to the World Refugee Day celebration at Levy Conservancy Park. Includes outreach to Houston, Dallas and Austin interfaith organizations.
- NYC (Harlem) @ City College: A part of #MadeInHarlem, this free event hosted by Maysles Documentary Center, The Documentary Forum, and Third World Newsreel has a Q&A with Adama Bah, a Muslim woman who was wrongfully accused of terrorism at the age of 16, and recently released political prisoner, activist and Black Muslim Sekou Odinga.
- Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery: City Councillor Pious Ali, the city’s first African Muslim to be elected to office, will work with Muslim students to prepare for a conversation about the future.
- Minneapolis, MN @ Trylon: In partnership with Mizna, an Arab American arts organization, and sponsored by Committee in Solidarity with the People of Syria (CISPOS), with all proceeds donated to the Syrian American Medical Society