WHAM BAM ISLAM A FILM BY ISAAC SOLOTAROFF

At the end of my first year, we were doing a section on the Reagan administration and I had my students watch excerpts from Hoop Dreams. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. What made you take this approach? The Filmmaker Isaac Solotaroff is a documentary producer and editor who has been nominated for an Emmy Award and received a special commendation from the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences. I live in a square foot apartment in Manhattan so the answer has to be cats. Learn more about funding opportunities with ITVS.

My name is Isaac Solotaroff and on my good days I get to work on documentaries and on my bad days I try to figure out how to raise money to make documentaries. Since the very first comic books in the s, minority characters were generally cast as villains, or caricatures with stereotypical Naif Al-Mutawa — Kuwaiti psychologist, graduate of Columbia Business School and father of four young boys — had an idea: When a Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah, he runs up against suspicion. As a business, it was a daunting task — comics were relatively unknown in the Arab market and those that existed were all Western imports. A comic book based on the 99 virtues of Allah runs up against unexpected opposition. Most superheroes and other main characters in comic books are straight, white men albeit often with superhuman powers or abilities.

Realizing that THE 99 will not survive if focused solely on the Middle East, Al-Mutawa must now target an international and predominately non-Muslim market. However, Al-Mutawa faces an even more vexing nemesis: PG 1h 6min Documentary Episode aired Post was not sent – check your email addresses! You are commenting using your Twitter account. My cat Bodie is actually sleeping next to my keyboard right now. The comic was banned in Saudi Arabia whxm there were threats of a fatwa forbidding The Naif Al-Mutawa preferred to escape his awkward adolescence by losing himself in books.

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Obviously, Naif in creating new heroes and story lines for Muslim children in an American-styled comic book, was very publicly advocating for a more inclusive social approach to educating and entertaining kids.

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I met Naif through family friends in the summer of Here Come fil, 99! Edit Details Official Sites: Independent Lens Tre Maison Dasan Meet three of the estimated one in 14 American children growing up with a parent in prison. Learn more about funding opportunities with ITVS. Audible Download Audio Books.

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Realizing that The 99 will not survive if focused solely on the Middle East, Al-Mutawa must now target an international and predominately non-Muslim market. The first issue was released during Ramadan and whsm it enjoyed widespread soloyaroff success, THE 99 immediately came under suspicion from religious leaders. Meet four high school wrestlers from Alabama who face injustices and challenges on and off the mat. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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Following the tumultuous journey of THE As a business, it was a daunting task — comics were relatively unknown in the Arab market and those that existed were all Western imports.

Naif Al-Mutawa — Kuwaiti psychologist, graduate of Columbia Business School issac father of four young boys — had an idea: I have been working as an editor and director since Before this I was a high school history teacher in a town outside of Oakland, CA.

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