The Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents
The Muslims I Know
A documentary written and produced by filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist
Doors Open: 7:15pm
Free and Open to the Public
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 via skype
—– The Muslims I Know (2008) 58 minutes