This was a presentation of award winning local film maker Mara Ahmed’s film, “The Muslims I Know.” The film is about getting to know your Muslim neighbors. We framed the event as a Human Library Event and held it at a very nice new public library in a suburb not often included in this conversation. The showing was attended by a small but enthusiastic group of about 15. Several attendees came from Rochester Americorps. Some who attended were interested in knowing more about building our local Fellowship of Reconciliation Chapter.
Mara Ahmed has shown this film a number of times in different venues and different parts of the country and I highly recommend it. She did a great job of balancing the mundane and the local with her background in Lahore Pakistan; of balancing the lives of middle class immigrants with an understanding of our country’s participation in the development of events in west Asia. According to George Payne of Gandhi Earth Keepers who introduced the event, “Mara was brilliant and we had a robust Q&A afterwards. ” We are planning another event in the near term.
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