Screen/Society--West Campus NC Premiere of "Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story" -- Q&A to follow w/ Daniel Tutt
Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
(Robert H. Gardner, 2014, 60 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD)
-- Film starts at 8:45pm, preceded by a reception at 8:15pm in Von Canon, Bryan Center!
-- Q&A to follow w/ Daniel Tutt, Outreach Director of Unity Productions Foundation
Enemy of the Reich is a new docudrama film from Unity Productions Foundation that depicts the inspiring, true story of a Muslim woman who opposed Hitler, risked her life, and helped launch the French Resistance. Throughout the 1930's, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe, as Hitler's Third Reich terrorized its way to domination. During these tumultuous times, a young Muslim woman living in Paris found her calling. Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope. Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill's covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory. This is her story.
"As a leader in the international movement to reconcile Jews and Muslims, this compelling film is a source of inspiration to me."-- Rabbi Marc Schneier, President and Co-Founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding
"[The film] reveals the courage, strength and compassion of Noor Khan as her Muslim faith inspired her to risk everything to battle Nazi oppression. She is a source of inspiration for anyone working for freedom and justice today." -- Dalia Mogahed, co-author of Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think
About the guest speaker:
Daniel Tutt is the Outreach Director of Unity Productions Foundation, a media and educational foundation, where he leads communication and outreach initiatives that aim to educate and promote greater understanding between Muslims and people of other faiths and backgrounds. Tutt is an activist, speaker, and Ph.D. student in philosophy and communication. His research looks at Muslims in America, Islamophobia, and inter-religious dialogue. His work and writing has appeared in Think Progress, Common Ground News Service, and the Washington Post, and he is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post. He has a Masters of Arts from American University in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs, an interdisciplinary program combining philosophy and religion with peace studies and human rights.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Muslim Students Association, the Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Freewater Presentations, and the Student Organization Finance Committee (SOFC).