Playing to sold-out venues across America, the Allah Made Me Funny tour bridges cultural gaps through stand-up by some of the funniest Muslim comics working today. This performance program captures the groundbreaking tour's best moments.
Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez, a former drug dealer who converted to Islam, became a grassroots activist and moved to inner-city Pittsburgh to establish a religious community. While Pérez raises his children and settles into a new marriage, the FBI raids his mosque. Now he must delve even deeper into his faith to forge connections with other communities in a post-9/11 world.
This documentary follows Monem Salam, an American Muslim, on his quest to obtain a private pilot's license. But, in the face of post-9/11 heightened domestic security, will the "land of opportunity" deny Monem his dream? This cinema vérité-style documentary reveals a funny and lovable American Muslim who, with his hilarious family in tow, pursues his dream against tides of negative public perception.
This raucous documentary profiles the nascent Muslim punk-rock subculture. Director Omar Majeed hits the road with various groups for a problem-plagued tour across the U.S. and to Lahore, Pakistan, where the musicians continue their mission to thrash and shot, and both skewer and celebrate their deeply felt religion.