FORDSON: Faith, Fasting, Football (92 minutes, 2012) follows a predominantly 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. The documentary reveals a community holding onto its Islamic faith alongside a struggle for acceptance in post-9/11 America. Filmmaker Rashid Ghazi and former Fordson High School Principal Imad Fadlallan participate in a post-screening discussion.
A is for Arab: Stereotypes in US Popular Culture, a traveling exhibition featuring images from the Jack G. Shaheen Archive, will also be on display.
Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Abu Dhabi, and The Islamic Center at NYU.