We are working on a new documentary.
About a Muslim woman (Me!) who travels to different cities to interact with people who might have never met a Muslim before.
When our first documentary "On A Wing And A Prayer" was released I quickly realized the west needed to see more positive images of Muslims. Especially Muslim women!
While filming "On A Wing And A Prayer", I didn’t think anyone would care about our Muslim family. We’re American, we watch football, eat pizza, we argue about money and worry about our children, just like everyone else. I think we are pretty boring. But apparently no one else did. The overwhelming reaction of the community was so profound. That it got me thinking of doing something that portrayed Muslim women in a positive light. I loved the reaction people got after realizing our family was just like theirs. And why shouldn’t we be!
I am outgoing, friendly and sarcastic and thought it would be a great idea to go out and show the west that I’m a Muslim and an American. My hope in making this film is to show the world being an American Muslim is not an oxymoron.
Faith Walks The Land is about me going across the country into little towns that might never come across a Muslim unless what they see on tv. And we all know that is the farthest thing from the truth about what it is to be a Muslim.
So for those who have come to visit over from CLOVER LANE (thank you by the way) and think you might be interested in this project, email me!
Our first documentary "On A Wing And A Prayer" was featured on PBS with over 2 million viewers. I am really excited about this new adventure. I believe it will be a great way of building tolerance for all.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010