What does it mean to be young and Muslim in today's America? 'Abraham's children' takes us into the lives of 10 Muslim American adolescents, ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old, to share in their experiences and hear their stories in their own words
A provocative look at the complexities of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, filmmaker Usama Alshaibi interweaves his own story and that of his family, as well as other Arab Americans, to thoughtfully explore the values, passions, hopes and perceptions of his community.
Covered Girls opens a window into the lives of a colorful group of Muslim-American teenage girls in New York and challenges various stereotypes. The film documents the daily experience of Kiren who coaches her high school basketball team, Amnah who has a black belt in Karate, and Tavasha who is cutting a CD of original rap songs.
This film follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan.
This film examines the harrowing experiences of three Muslim-American teenagers affected by Special Registration, a post-9/11 security measure that required male non-citizens from twenty-five predominately Muslim nations to register with the government.
Muslims from a variety of backgrounds and living in a variety of communities across North Carolina participated in this series by working collaboratively with artist Todd Drake to Muslims from a variety of backgrounds and living in a variety of communities across North Carolina participated in this series by working collaboratively with Drake to create self-portraits that share real reflections of self to a wider audience.
Jasira, a 13-year-old Arab-American, contends with the pains of adolescence when her life takes a sudden and unexpected turn. Sent to live with her stern Lebanese father, Jasira finds herself struggling to adjust to life in the suburbs while contending with racism and hypocrisy at every turn.
In the weeks after 9/11, racial paradigms are shifted and hidden prejudices are revealed in this heated exchange between the members of two immigrant families (one Afro-Caribbean and the other Arab-Muslim) who clash in a crowded Brooklyn laundromat and in an airless NYC taxicab.