March 20, 2014 ALL

PBS POV Film Screening: “New Muslim Cool”

The JCU Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series, present a screening of “New Muslim Cool” on  Wednesday, March 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Jardine Room.

“New Muslim Cool transcends race, ethnicity, class and religion. Like hip-hop culture, the film is all about irrepressible social transformation and empowerment.”
— Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

“New Muslim Cool” is a film by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor. Take an inside look at the fusion of Islam and hip-hop. A former drug dealer struggles to transform himself and his community through his faith and his music. (90 min)

See a trailer here: http://youtu.be/leMWi2asGPw

“New Muslim Cool” is presented in association with the Latino Public Broadcasting & the Center for Asian American Media.

For more information visit:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/
sites.jcu.edu/inclusion