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Film FestivalThe Film Festival will be organized at the 2018 Annual ISNA convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (August 31 – September 3, 2018). The selected movies and documentaries will be played at the convention. Producers and directors will be given an opportunity to talk about the movie as well as to answer questions from the attendees.
This year’s Film Festival schedule Location: Level 3 – 352 DEF
Hassan v. NYPD Saturday, Sept. 1: 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM Sunday, Sept. 2: 11:30 AM– 12:15 PMWatch Trailer Synopsis: In a Pulitzer Prize-winning series of stories, the Associated Press revealed through leaked documents that the New York Police Department (NYPD) had secretly launched a vast program of human mapping and surveillance carried out by a so-called “demographics” unit that targeted Muslim communities in New York, New Jersey, and beyond. Hassan v. NYPD tells the dramatic story of how ten New Jersey plaintiffs – a group of imams, college students, business owners, school teachers, and a U.S. army sergeant – came together to stand up to the NYPD in a critical fight for equal protection under the Constitution and how they won.
The Judge Saturday: 2:15 PM– 3:30 PM Sunday: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PMWatch Trailer Synopsis: In a land where women rarely ascend to the ranks of governance, Kholoud Al-Faqih becomes the first woman judge appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, and her tireless fight for justice for women.
Last Walk in the Mosque Saturday: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Sunday: 2:15 PM– 3:30 PMWatch Trailer Synopsis: On the evening of January 29, 2017, a lone gunman entered an Islamic center and opened fire shortly after the end of the evening prayers. Six worshippers were killed and nineteen others injured. A whole community, a city, an entire country are left in shock. Four months later the survivors of the tragic attack and the families of those who perished deliver the journey of their grief.
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