September 10, 2022 - 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

In partnership with MIPSTERZ, Duke Arts is proud to present a joint screening of three films exploring futures near and far: "Building Bridges: Muslims in America" "ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM," and "Wish Hill". Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Saleem Reshamwala, Aleah Marrow, and Abbas Rattani at the Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater.

5:00 pm Building Bridges: Muslims in America (45 min)
5:50 pm Wish Hill (8 min)
6:00 pm Filmmaker Q&A w/ Saleem Reshamwala, Abbas Rattani, Aleah Marrow

"Building Bridges: Muslims in America" chronicles a five-year initiative of the same name started in 2018. The project showcases the richness and diversity of Muslim culture in this country. Working in partnership with the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC), Duke Performances hosted residencies by U.S.-based Muslim artists featuring substantial engagement with the Duke and Durham community, visits to nearby high schools, and public concerts...

"ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM" is a musically driven experimental vision of Muslim joy as resistance and liberation. It is a colorful and joyous look into a future where Muslims exist unapologetically...

"Wish Hill" is a narrative short film featuring Kaden and Damon finding their childhood wearied amidst the pandemic. As quarantine fatigue sets in, Kaden becomes increasingly aware that the new normal is capricious. With the desperate need to escape, Kaden and Damon go on an adventure filled with exploration and discovery that holds the answer to what they desire most...

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