Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Our documentary is now available to watch online. This aired in 2007 on PBS with over 2 million views.
On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly follows Monem as he enrolls in an open-minded flying school, where he soon draws the attention of the FBI, which confirms his family’s fears.Monem is a portfolio manager, the son of a Pakistani commercial pilot. His wife Iman’s family is Palestinian and although initially dubious about the marriage, now accepts the cultural differences. With three young children, Iman’s prankish student days are behind her. She’s happy to find time to cultivate her inner domestic diva, wisecracking about her entertaining skills and her husband’s flight plans. Monem’s “green” decision to commute by scooter only heightens his likeability. These modern-day Americans cast off stereotypes and refuse to succumb to victimhood despite being denied privileges afforded most other Americans. This gently funny film follows Monem as he works towards his goal, engaging his wife, family and community in the process.

Watch and enjoy! 
On a Wing and a Prayer - An American Muslim Learns to Fly from Unity Productions Foundation on Vimeo.

3 comments:

  1. Iman, Thank you for sharing this video with us. I have wanted to see it for a while now, and was deeply moved. I am sorry that today in 2010 your family still has to indure sterotypes and prejudice. While I understand a little of this from the religious perspective since I am Mormon, I can't really fully comprehend the deepth because there is nothing outward that tells people I am Mormon. Only if the see my garments hanging out of my skirt or shorts, or notice that I do not drink alchohol. I haven't had time to read the Islam 101 link, so I do not know if you believe in Satan or an advesary ? Spelling, but I truely believe that it is one of his tools to have us turn one against another. Hopefully, someday we can all put down our weapons and love one another just because we are human beings. Thank you for sharing your story with me.

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  2. I am so glad you posted this! I really wanted to see it. You have an adorable family. The scene where your son had the bird on his shoulders made me laugh out loud! I't makes me excited for when my husband can get his pilot's license.

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Fashion, Faith, Food. Sarcasm too. Mama to 3. Currently living in Kuala Lumpur.

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