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The Muslims I Know
Date Thursday February 08
Time 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St Ste 290, Oakland, California 94607
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorDonna K. Khorsheed
THE MUSLIMS I KNOW

A documentary written and produced by filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist
MARA AHMED

Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:30pm
Tickets: $10
Doors Open 6:15

Tickets available on eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-muslims-i-know-a-film-by-mara-ahmed-tickets-42158000715

The events of 9/11 have created much interest in Islam and Muslims. Mainstream media have responded to this demand for information with generalizations and stereotypes. America’s community of Muslims longs to be a part of the discourse. THE MUSLIMS I KNOW is a documentary that gives them a chance to be heard and understood through dialogue with non-Muslim Americans.

The underlying idea is to highlight similarities between Islam and other Abrahamic faiths and to celebrate the cultural richness and diversity brought into the American mix by Muslim communities. It is also a much needed platform for moderate Muslims to express their views about what’s happening in the world. By being both American and Muslim they have a unique insight into the complex inner workings of American foreign policy and the role of the media.

Film Screening will be followed by Q & A with Mara Ahmed

The Muslims I Know (2008) 58 minutes

Presented in conjunction with

'This Heirloom' A Graphic Collage Exhibition
Opening Reception - February 7, 2018
6:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
EXHIBITION DATES: February 7 - April 26, 2018

and

A THIN WALL

A documentary by filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist MARA AHMED

A THIN WALL is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. The film is shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan. The film is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan.

Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by partition.
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
7:15pm
Doors Open 7pm
Free and Open to the Public
Film Screening will be followed by Q & A with Mara Ahmed
A Thin Wall (2015) 1h 5 minutes
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Added to the calendar on Monday Jan 22nd, 2018 6:25 PM