Fine Arts–Movie making, visual art, music

Annual Youth Art Fair

Do What You Can, With What You Have, Where you are.

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March 20, 2014

An American Mosque and An Extraordinary Movie

Meet David Washburn, a Jewish-Christian filmmaker whose documentary, An American Mosque, turns the spotlight on US Muslims’ struggle in post 9/11 years…

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February 27, 2014

Akbar Ahmed Wins Literary Award

Noted scholar Dr. Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was awarded the prestigious German Peace Prize at the Karachi Literature Festival.

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February 27, 2014

Protesters, Filmmaker Traverse Egypt’s Transition In ‘The Square’

By Mary Milliken Egyptian director Jehane Noujaim poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California 12/17/13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three years after Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim waded into Cairo’s Tahrir Square to document the early rumblings of revolution, the army governs Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is back underground and protesters are on […]

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January 9, 2014

“The Citizen” Opening in AMC Theater of Dearborn

On Sunday, October 6th 2013 the AMC theater of Dearborn had the opening day for the trial period of the movie The Citizen.

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October 10, 2013

Film Festival Thrills at Arab American National Museum

The Arab American Museum hosted its long and carefully planned film festival this past weekend in its intimate theater.

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January 31, 2013

Old US Warplanes Turned into Art

Striking pieces of art made from old military hardware

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May 21, 2012

Art Exhibit Explores the History, Beauty, and Richness of Islam

REVELATIONS is a revolution in contemporary Islamic Art.

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April 26, 2012

Revelations! Art Exhibit Explores History, Beauty, and Cultural Richness of Islam

series of paintings which explores the magnificent history, the immense beauty and the depth of Islam.

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April 19, 2012

Redefining the Arab Man

An Iraqi-Canadian photojournalist named Tamara Abdul Hadi is seeking to change the image of Arab men through her lens.

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April 19, 2012

AP Pulitzer for NYPD Spying Story

(AP) NEW YORK – The Associated Press won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for documenting the New York Police Department’s widespread spying on Muslims, while The Philadelphia Inquirer overcame extreme financial turmoil at the newspaper to win in the public service category for its examination of violence in the city’s schools. The Patriot-News […]

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April 19, 2012

Valentino’s Ghost, a Rare Kind of Documentary; Michael Singh, a Rare Kind of Producer

The documentary seeks to illuminate the viewer about the machinations of Hollywood that have so brilliantly succeeded in demonizing Arabs and Muslims in the eyes of most Americans.

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March 22, 2012

Book Review: The Dark Defile

from a Muslim point of view what is most striking about the book is reading between the lines, and comparing the book to present history.

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March 22, 2012

New Islamic Art Film Premieres In Chicago

Press Release The images we see of Islam in the media often conjure images of international terrorism, submissive women, or angry mobs in protest somewhere overseas. In this flood of stereotype-inducing images, we often lose sight of the more elegant and rich parts of Islamic civilization and culture. A new documentary film, Islamic Art: Mirror […]

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March 15, 2012

Doesn’t Gothic look Pretty Islamic?

Mamluks (Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil, conquered Acre in 1291, and the portal was assimilated into the facade of the madrasa by al-’Adil Katbughaour, Sultan Al Nasir Muhammad’s predecessor).

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March 15, 2012

Our Kids Our Future: Immense Artistic Talents of Our Kids

The 2nd Youth Art Exhibition held on February 4, 2012 at the Hyatt Dearborn, displayed 133 art exhibits from water color paintings to abstract oil pastels to exquisite clay sculptures and charcoal sketches.

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February 18, 2012

Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru

In Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru film maker Ali Kazimi documents the tragic saga of expulsion of Indian immigrants who had wanted to make Canada their home in 1914.

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February 18, 2012

Our Kids, Our Future–An Artistic Display at the 2nd Annual Youth Art Exhibition

By Almas Akhtar 1st prize winner in the 16 to 20yr old age group; Name:Daniyaal Waqas Khan; Age :19yrs; Sketch of his brother; organizer :Almas Akhtar; Photographer:Shan Ul Haq 1st prize winner 11 to 15yr old kids age group; Name : Naail Chaudry; Age :12 yrs; Painting:”In my Mother’s Arms”; (true story of an Iraqi […]

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February 9, 2012

‘People Don’t Empathise with Politics, but with People’

Kashimiri films making news at American film festivals isn’t commonplace. This year, US-based, Kashmir-origin filmmaker Musa Syeed’s debut film Valley of Saints (or Pir Vaer in Kashmiri) has made all the right noises after it opened at the Sundance Festival in Utah, US. The feature tells the story of Gulzar, a shikarawallah, who plans to […]

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February 2, 2012

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