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San Francisco Premiere: Wham! Bam! Islam!

ITVS

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

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Join us for an Advance Screening of Wham! Bam! Islam!

Presented by ITVS, KQED, and the Skoll Global Threats Fund

 

Wham! Bam! Islam! by Isaac Solotaroff
Coming to KQED on Thursday, October 13 at 10 PM (check local listings)

In 2003, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa — Kuwaiti psychologist, graduate of Columbia Business School and father of four young boys — had an idea: create a comic book series with roots in Islam and Islamic culture. Al-Mutawa came up with the concept of The 99: a team of superheroes, each one exemplifying one of the 99 attributes of Allah. His motivations were both entrepreneurial and idealistic — The 99 would exemplify the Islamic virtues of compassion, understanding, and tolerance – qualities not often associated with Islam by the West. Within the Islamic world, Al-Mutawa hoped these new role models would counter the growing tide of political and religious extremism. But when Al-Mutawa launches the comic series, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.

 

Light refreshments: 6:00 PM

Screening 6:30 PM

Post-Screening Discussion 8:00 PM

 

Featuring:

Isaac Solotaroff, Director of Wham! Bam! Islam!

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, Creator of The 99, featured in the film

 

Free and open to the public. Reservations required.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your RSVP does not guarantee you a seat

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When & Where


Delancey Street Theater
600 Embarcadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM (PDT)


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