Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football follows a predominately 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, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith while they struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America.
Through the eyes of the team, their coaches, and their fans, we get an unprecedented glimpse inside the lives of a community that is home to the largest concentration of Arabs in any city outside of the Middle East, and their determination to hold on to the American Dream. As Fordson alum Brian Mosallam states: “We are the luckiest people in the world to be born and live in America.”
Director Rashid Ghazi will be present to discuss the film and answer audience questions.
This event is co-sponsored by the Pluralism Project and the Harvard Foundation
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard
Free and open to the public