Screen/Society--Muslim Film Series--"Mooz-Lum"--followed by a Skype Q&A w/ the filmmaker!
(Qasim Basir, 2010, 99 min, USA, English, Color, DVD)
-- Skype Q&A with filmmaker to follow!
Tariq struggles through an identity crisis by distancing himself from his family and strict religious upbringing. As soon as he gets on campus, he experiments with alcohol, parties, and the opposite sex. But the film centers on an African-American muslim family in Dearborn, Michigan, and the hedonistic college quarter is cut short by the tragic events of 9/11. Tariq, who wavers between ambivalence and hostility to the muslim faith, must decide whether to fade into the background or stand up for his friends and family against a tide of anti-muslim violence. Mooz-Lum's groundbreaking depiction of Muslims in America is a welcome breath of fresh air. (Anna Almendrala, The Huffington Post)
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Sponsors: , Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI) and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Program (AMES)