Mooz-lum Portrays Forgiveness, Tolerance, Hope and Identity

November 11, 2011

Xavier University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a showing of the film Mooz-lum followed by a discussion with the film’s producer on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre on the Xavier campus. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Mooz-lum is a 2010 American independent film written and directed by Qasim “Q” Basir. Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil & Dorian Missick star in a groundbreaking new film about a Muslim boy who comes of age while in college against a politically charged 9/11 backdrop, with deep personal and familial traumas to overcome, and a search for identity that must reconcile his own difficult history with his new changed reality.

According to the film's Web site, Mooz-lum embraces four words: Forgiveness, Tolerance, Hope and Identity. It will address the vast misunderstandings about Muslims and Islam in America as well as issues of race, gender and socioeconomic status. At this time in our history understanding and acceptance are needed most. Mooz-lum encourages celebration of diversity and each person’s unique identity.

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