Faith, Fasting, and Football (new venue listed)

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When and Where:
Friday, November 9, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at NCAA

Walter Byers Auditorium, 700 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Cost:
Free, $3 parking available in NCAA Garage

Event Description:

How does an Arab-American football team compete while fasting for Ramadan? Muslim teens in Detroit confront rivals on the field during this holy month and struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America in the feature-length documentary Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football. See the movie, listen to a discussion with players, coaches, and film directors, and take part in a Q&A.

Fordson offers 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. The film ocuments not only the players' outer struggle to overcome the hunger and thirst of fasting as they prepare for the big game, but also their inner struggle to reconcile their Arab heritage with their American birthright. It is an inspirational story of an immigrant community's resilience, that attempts to answer the question, "Who is an American?" 

Presented by Muslim Alliance of Indiana and Center for Interfaith Cooperation. Questions? Call 317-641-0062 or email events@indianamuslims.org.

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