Film- Amreeka

November 3, 2011 at 6:309 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeNovember 3, 2011 at 6:309 p.m.

The Religion Department, Chaplain's Office, Diversity Center, and Curriculum II is pleased to announce the first screening in the Gustavus Interfaith Initiative: Understanding Islam in America Film series. The film we are showing is Amreeka. It traces the story of a Palestinian mother trying to make a better future for her son in America. This foreign immigrant experience is paralleled by the story of her sister's family who are Americans. The film is especially effective because it demonstrates that Muslim Americans are sometimes new to the United States but they also have long been part of the American story. We see what being a Muslim in America can be like in contemporary society and challenges faced by our Muslim neighbors. Please join us for a screening of the film on November 3 at 6:30-9 in Walllenberg Auditorium. We will be joined Waleed Mahdi, University of Minnesota, who is an expert on Identity Construction of Arabs and Muslims in Film.

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