(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/18/07) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a screening and panel discussion of “Lions to Lambs” at the Fellowship Chapel Church in Detroit, Michigan.
The movie portrays two injured Army Rangers that are trapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan, which sets the stage for a sequence of intense conflicts of perception involving a US Senator, played by Tom Cruise, a senior reporter, played by Meryl Streep, and a college professor, played by Robert Redford, who is also the director of the movie.
Following the screening, which was viewed by some 200 people, CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid participated in a panel discussion regarding the moral questions that were raised in it regarding the current military occupations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Also participating on the panel discussion were Rev. Wendell Anthony, President of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, Donnell White, Deputy Executive Director of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, Khary Kimani Turner, reporter with the Metro Times, and Mildred Gaddis, talk show host on WCHB 1200 AM.
“We need to use this film and the events depicted in it to spread that message that we need more diplomacy among nations, and that the military actions alone can never resolve political strife,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-mail: email@example.com