Join us for the Dialogue Premiere of Talking Through Walls: How the struggle to build a mosque united a community.
About the film: Talking Through Walls is a contemporary documentary about a rural town dealing with a growing Muslim community. Fear, mistrust and alarm are on the rise as divisions between citizens begin to grow and tensions mount. People begin to get suspicious of homegrown terrorism and extremists in their backyard. Their fears and misunderstanding clash with those on the side of diversity and pluralism. Shown from the perspective of Zia Rahman, a determined community leader, the film shows the real life story of everyday people standing up for religious freedom and coming to terms with America’s growing pluralism. Set in the backdrop of a post 9/11 security state, the town builds a diverse coalition of Christians, Jews, Buddhists and others to support the building of the mosque.
About the Dialogue and Screening: Join us for an evening of interfaith dialogue as we discuss the film and the challenges of building inclusive communities in a post 9/11 America.
Event Date: Thursday, April 24, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Location: American University, Ward Circle Building, Room: Ward 2
Partners: Organized by 20,000 Dialogues, a nationwide interfaith dialogue initiative and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR
Admission is free. Questions, please call 202-262-1304.