Thursday, August 13, 2009

What We Share - see Films: "American Ramadan" and "Amreeka"!

If you are in California USA - try calling the following number as there may be more showings than the ones listed - or perhaps you might find out how to rent or buy for your groups' own showing? CALL 510-521-9405 in USA for more information. And/or try to find the trailer and information on line and see it as soon as possible. Also, find trailers, more info and dates when these movies may be coming to your US area and/or have a notice sent to you when they do here and for Amreeka Go here

Don't Miss "American Ramadan" and "Amreeka"!

It's about commonality...

American Ramadan
Produced & directed by Naeem Randhawa
Film Screening & Discussion led by Bachir Hadid

Friday, August 14, 2009 7- 9pm
Alameda Multicultural Community Center, Longfellow Education Center
500 Pacific Ave., Building A, Room 7
Enter Room 7 from Lincoln Ave.
(2 doors from corner of Lincoln & 5th)

Free family and community event *** Childcare provided *** Refreshments

Sponsored by the Alameda Multicultural Community Center
For information: 510-521-9405 or alamulticultural@

"American Ramadan" is a bold and exciting new look at the American Muslim experience, produced and masterfully captured by first time director Naeem Randhawa. "American Ramadan" explores and reveals the holiest of rituals, shared by the Abrahamic traditions, but practiced by more - the act of Fasting for Faith. As diverse as the fabric of America, from the divorced Dad, the student coping with school, work and family life, the convert to Islam and his Indonesian wife, an interracial couple, and the wife of an incarcerated businessman - the reality of life is vividly and emotionally witnessed on film.

Written and Directed by Cherien Dabis
With the Filmmaker!
Thursday, August 27th 2009 - 7pm Embarcadero Theater
One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Contact: Arab Film Festival at
Sponsored By: Arab Film Festival and National Geographic Entertainment
Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students

NOAM CHOMSKY: "Obama, the Middle East, and the Prospects for Peace"
Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 7:30pm

The Paramount Theatre, downtown Oakland
2025 Broadway, adjacent to the 19th street BART
For directions, parking, and other info:

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