Backyard Screening of the film ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and in America. Every 10th child in the New York School system is Muslim. Abraham’s Children tells the stories of some of these children through their own voices.
The event is free, but donations, of any amount, are welcome.
Director & Producer: Nina Froriep will be present to answer question fter the screening.
Beverages and snacks will be provided.
The film will be shown on a large screen outside, in a private backyard.
Always a nice event with interesting discussion and people.
Please call 212-289-6356 if there are any additional questions
More about ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN
Director & Producer: Nina Froriep
"When I set out in the fall of 2007 to learn about the lives of Muslim children in America, I knew almost nothing about Islam, whether in America, in the world over, or my own backyard in Central Harlem. I also had little idea of what it meant to grow up in America. I was born and raised in Switzerland and didn’t come to this country until I was in college. What I did understand was the feeling of displacement, which I felt very much myself, even as a Western-European-Christian with a reasonable command of English transplanted to New York. How much more intense must it be for an adolescent coming to America, like Kasem, with an Eastern-Yemeni-Islamic upbringing.
I also knew that Muslims got the short end of the stick in the media, especially after 9/11. I was curious to find out why Muslims were not speaking up. Where were the leaders and the Muslims that fought the injustice and ignorance about their religion, culture and way of life? any of these questions are still unanswered. I had to learn that one documentary can harbor only so many angles and stories, but in the end Abraham’s Children became a study on Islam in America from a youth’s point of view."
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