You are invited to the NEW MUSLIM COOL Recession-Buster Film Festival
No tickets, no lines, no paparazzi – just you, your family, friends, and community, and a working tv!
“SPELLBINDING” – San Francisco Chronicle
SIGN UP NOW to host a night-of-broadcast watch party for NEW MUSLIM COOL and click here to download your watch party guide. The first 100 people to sign up and report back will receive a copy of the expanded NEW MUSLIM COOL soundtrack – free.
On June 23, 2009, people around the country will gather to watch New Muslim Cool’s broadcast premiere on PBS’s P.O.V. In living rooms and community halls, in dorm rooms and cultural centers, they’ll meet Hamza Pérez and his family and community.
A new documentary by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, NEW MUSLIM COOL tells the true life story of Hamza, a Puerto Rican American hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and rising star. Forging unlikely friendships with a Jewish poet, a prison chaplain, and many others along his surprising spiritual journey, Hamza faces challenges with a message of hope, finding his balance in a world that never stops changing.
100 lucky hosts will receive a free copy of the NEW MUSLIM COOL expanded soundtrack album, featuring exclusive new tracks by Boricua MC’s M-Team, rising star Boaz, Punjabi rockers The Kominas, conscious hip-hop artists The ReMINDers, Def Jam poets Amir Sulaiman and Liza Garza, producers and composers Chris Strollo, Amatus-sami Karim, Soy Sos and Mikaal Sulaiman, special guest star Q-Tip and much more!
The NEW MUSLIM COOL Recession-Buster Film Festival Is Brought To You In Partnership With: Active Voice, Auburn Media, The Center for Asian-American Media, The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, The Inner City Muslim Action Network, The Interfaith Youth Core, lslamic Networks Group,Latino Public Broadcasting, The National Coalition-Building Institute, The Pluralism Project, P.O.V.,Rights Working Group, Specific Pictures, Voto Latino, and Words, Beats & Life.
Read more about the campaign here.
P.S. There are also a handful of pre-broadcast sneak preview events happening across the country, featuring special speakers and music performances. Click here to find out if there’s a special event happening near you!