Upcoming Screenings

2010 continues in a big way for us at NEW MUSLIM COOL.  THANK YOU to everyone who has seen the film, blogged about it, offered support, feedback and ideas for more ways to get this project into the world.  We are very grateful to you all, especially to Ford FoundationPOV and Active Voice for their amazing support and ongoing work with us on community engagement!

Special thanks also to Bakari Kitwana and Rap Sessions, our partners on a national tour of screenings and panel discussions about race, class, culture and civil rights.  Our first events have been really powerful and Rap Sessions is taking bookings for Spring and Fall 2010 — so get in touch with them.

And this month we are partnering with the London-based organization Faith Matters for a 10 day tour of the UK, dedicated to cross-cultural dialogue and facilitating faith communities to resolve conflict.

Thursday March 18, University of Derby, Derbyshire
A free screening and discussion hosted by Faith Matters with Hamza Pérez and Jennifer Maytorena Taylor in person. The event will be held at the University of Derby’s Multi-Faith Centre at 6 pm, more info or write to pa@faith-matters.co.uk

Friday March 19, Bradford International Film Festival, Yorkshire
The long-awaited UK festival debut of the film at the beautiful National Media Museum in Bradford as part of the 16th Annual Bradford International Film Festival. Hamza and Jen in person.
Tickets available on line, more info here.

Saturday March 20, Birmingham, England
On Saturday evening Faith Matters offers a free screening and discussion with Hamza and Jen at The Drum in Birmingham, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham B6 4UU.  6 pm. Check out the Faith Matters website or write to pa@faith-matters.co.uk for more details.

Sunday March 21, Manchester, England
Sunday Hamza, Jen and the Faith Matters team travel to Manchester for a free screening and discussion at 6 pm at St. Peter’s House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road in Manchester, M13 9GH.  Jen will also be humming a lot of Joy Division songs to herself while there.  Check out the Faith Matters website or write to pa@faith-matters.co.uk for more details.

Monday March 22, Glasgow, Scotland
Salaam Scotland brings Hamza and Jen up for a day of discussions and a screening of the film at the Centre for Contemporary Arts at 350 Sauchihell Street in Glasgow.  For more information on this event contact Salaam Scotland or drop a note to mohamedasosman@googlemail.com.

Tuesday March 23, London, England
We’ll wrap up  the week with a big screening, discussion, and show with special musical guests Hasan Salaam and Poetic Pilgrimage at the University of London’s acclaimed School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square.  Event will start at 7 pm.  Check out the Faith Matters website or write to pa@faith-matters.co.uk for more details.

There is MUCH more coming this spring with many more university, community, and festival screenings around the world.  Plus we’ll soon announce our first round of events in correctional and youth facilities, as we work to bring a message of positive interfaith cooperation and self-reflection to diverse audiences around the globe!