The Fellowship of Reconciliation Presents
“The Muslims I Know”
A film by Mara Ahmed
Followed by Q&A with the Producer/Director
7:00 pm, Monday May 2nd
Irondequoit Public Library, Irondequoit Bay Room
1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester, NY 14617 (Enter Parking from King’s Highway)
Mara said, shortly before “The Muslims I Know” premiered at Dryden Theater, that she hoped the film would be: “an invitation to dialog”
In the film, Mara introduces you to her family and friends, and lets them tell you who they are in their own words.
This is: A Human Library Event
Mara interviews random members of the public; asks them what questions they have for Muslims; then takes those questions back to ‘the Muslims she knows’ for answers. If you don’t know any Muslims, please join us for a delightful evening of introduction. If you are fearful in this confusing time of threats and warnings, and would like to better understand the people lost under the blanket indictment of ‘Islamophobia’, come and see what you will learn. If you are curious about the culture from which Pakistani American Muslims emerge, come and get a glimpse of the history, both ancient and recent, of Islam in the Indian subcontinent.
This presentation of “The Muslims I Know” is sponsored by:
Gandhi Earth Keepers, a Fellowship of Reconciliation Affiliate,
Metro Justice Peace Action and Education
and Neelum Films
Mara Ahmed has lived and been educated in Belgium, Pakistan and the United States. She has a Master’s in Business and Economics. For most of her life she worked in corporate finance. In 2004, Mara resigned from her job in order to devote herself to her true passion: art and film. “The Muslims I Know” was her first film, then as now, a story that needed telling. She is currently in Europe where her third film, “A Thin Wall” is showing in festivals.