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  • Saturday, June 12, 7:00 pm

  • Virtual

Victoria & Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award® winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young Muslim clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

  • Saturday, March 20th 7:00 pm

  • Virtual

FORDSON

This award-winning documentary follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for the big game during the last ten days of Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith while they struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America.

FORDSON won the Grand Jury Award for Best U.S. Documentary at the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival, with founder and filmmaker Michael Moore commenting, “It’s one of the best documentaries I’ve seen this year…I want everybody in the country to see this film. You told an American story with the American game.” It also won Best Documentary at the 2011 Manhattan Film Festival, the Special Grand Jury Award at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, Special Jury Prize at the DEADCenter Film Festival, the Audience and Founders Award at the 2011 Politics on Film Festival, the Best Documentary Award at the Detroit-Windsor Film Festival and was named Champion of the World Cup Film Awards.

Please click here to watch the talk back with film director Rashid Ghazi 

  • Saturday, March 20th 7:00 pm

  • Virtual

White Right : Meeting the Enemy

In this Emmy-winning documentary, acclaimed Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan meets U.S. neo-Nazis and white nationalists including Richard Spencer face to face and attends the now-infamous Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville as she seeks to understand the personal and political motivations behind the resurgence of far-right extremism in the U.S.

Speaking with fascists, racists and proponents of alt-right ideologies, Deeyah, attempts to discover new possibilities for connection and solutions. As she tries to see beyond the headlines to the human beings, her own prejudices are challenged and her tolerance tested. When she finds herself in the middle of America’s biggest and most violent far right rally in recent years, Deeyah’s safety is jeopardized. Can she find it within herself to try and befriend the fascists she meets?

Please click here to watch the talk back with  Pardeep Kaleka and Jessica Boling.

  • Saturday, February 13th 7:00 pm

  • Virtual

Prince Among Slaves

In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail from the Gambia River, headed for American shores with its hold laden with hundreds bound in chains. Eight months later, a handful of survivors found themselves for sale in Natchez, Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman Ibrahima, a highly educated African prince, and heir to a kingdom made an astonishing claim to Thomas Foster, the plantation owner who purchased him at auction, that the bedraggled Abdul Rahman’s father would pay gold for his return. Foster dismissed the claim as a lie.

Please click here to watch the talk Back by Reggie Jackson of America’s Black Holocaust Museum

  • Saturday, January 9th 7:00 pm

  • Virtual

1948: Creation and Catastrophe

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation & Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. But rather than being a history lesson, this documentary is a primer for the present. It is simply not possible to make sense of what is happening in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today without an understanding of 1948.

Please click here to watch the Q & A panel with Directors

Andy Trimlett and Dr Ahlam Muhtaseb.

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