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by David Osit
Sharif El-Gamal wanted to give back to Lower Manhattan by building a community center called Park51. When the project flew into the spcial consciousness as a political football called the "Ground Zero Mosque," El-Gamal's dreams and faith were shaken.
By Calvin Skaggs, Brad Lichenstein, and David Van Taylor
Caught in the Crossfire follows the lives of three Arab American New Yorkers after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
by Elia Suleiman
A comic drama that investigates the spiritual effect of occupation and instability on the Palestinian people.
by Andre Degas and Jodi Lahaye
When a son defies his Egyptian father's wishes in a convenience store in Hell's Kitchen, old world values clash with those of an assimilated younger generation.
by Jehan S. Harney
Nazar and Salam helped the coalition forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and were forced to flee their homes. As they begin new lives in the United States, they wonder if their sacrifice was worth the costs.
by Gordon Quinn, Gita Saedi, and Steve James
Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.
Independent Lens, Global Voices
by Tom Hayes
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza cuts the fabric of this small part of the world like a knife, dividing everyone and everything.
by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed
When 27-year-old Imran Uddin struggles to take over his father’s halal slaughterhouse during the annual Qurbani holiday, he leads the local Muslim community in a ritual that tests his devotion to his family and his faith.
Independent Lens, Global Voices, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Glenn Baker
Stand Up explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab American comedians in the wake of 9/11, showing how the comics use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and the issue of terrorism.