'AN AMERICAN MOSQUE'USA, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2013. – CAAMFest, San Francisco
2012. – DOC NYC
2012. – Asian American International Film Festival
2012. – Santa Cruz Film Festival
2012. – Atlanta Film Festival
"An American Mosque" is a pastoral story about Islam in America and the enduring belief in freedom of religion. The film follows a group of Muslim farmers as they struggle to build their local mosque only to see it destroyed by arson. In the wake of the fire, questions abound: Who committed the crime? Is the arson an act of hate? How will the community respond and rebuild? Despite their loss, the film's central characters are unrelenting in their conviction that all Americans are entitled to a religious sanctuary and the right to practice their faith openly. As mosque projects come under attack and hate-crimes against Muslims rise across the country, "An American Mosque" offers a cautionary tale showing the human consequence of this intolerance.