Star Spangled Muslims

Our collection of films about the Muslim experience in America.

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  • The Face of Resistance

    The young woman whose face is featured in the iconic Shepard Fairey poster that was prominent during the Women's March and other related marches, shares her first person account on growing up Muslim in today's America.

  • Redneck Muslim

    Redneck Muslim explores the life and work of Shane Atkinson, a hospital chaplain in-training at North Carolina's biggest trauma centre and founder of the on-line group the 'Society of Islamic Rednecks.' A 45-year old, white "good old boy" from Mississippi who converted to Islam in 1999, Shane is ...

  • Bilal's Stand

    NOTE: not suitable for young children.

    Bilal – a Muslim high school senior in Detroit – works long hours to keep up both his grades and his family’s long-owned taxi stand. “The Stand” has been the family’s social and financial hub for sixty years, and now Bilal is destined to carry the torch. Ye...

  • Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude

    Preacher Moss is considered the “Godfather of Muslim Comedy.” He’s the founder of the groundbreaking comedy project, “Allah Made Me Funny,’ The Official Muslim Comedy Tour. Many of the present day Muslim comedians like Mo Amer, Hassan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef , and the like enjoy mainstream success, ...

  • Secret Life of Muslims

    1 season

    This first person series uses humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about American Muslims: fascinating careers, unexpected talents, and inspiring accomplishments.

    Featuring a diverse set of American Muslims from a wide range of ethnic and national origins speaking direct...

  • FRIDAY - Bedrock of Brooklyn

    Friday is a short documentary that explores the community within and history of a mosque and religious space in New York that is known as the “bedrock of Brooklyn”. A film by Aisha Amin.

  • Muhammad Ali - Janazah Service

    Behind the scenes highlight videos and photos taken by Tariq Subhani while assisting Imam Zaid Shakir during the Janazah prayer and Memorial Service of Muhammad Ali in Louisville Kentucky on June 9th & 10th 2016.

  • The Calligrapher

    In studio with world famous Calligrapher Mohamed Zakariya, who shares personal and touching insights into his work.

  • David

    As the son of the Imam of the local Brooklyn mosque, eleven year-old Daud has to juggle the high expectations of his Father and his feelings of isolation and difference. A genuine friendship grows between Daud and Yoav, one of the Jewish boys, and his family. David, as he is known to the kids, is...

  • New Muslim Cool

    Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young peop...

  • The Life of Omar Ibn-Said

    In this student-produced mini-documentary, Richard Wright students provide historical reference and insight into the process of acquisition, digitization, and conservation of the Library of Congress' most recent acquisition, "The Life of Omar Ibn Said," the only known autobiography still in exist...

  • The Virginia House Delegate

    The first Muslim to be elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, shares his experience running and being accountable to the people of his district.

  • His Other Wife

    Based on Umm Zakiyyah’s bestselling novel “His Other Wife”, this short movie features recently divorced single mother Aliyah learning of a mystery man’s interest in marrying her. Meanwhile, Deanna, Aliyah's best friend and renowned marriage counselor, insists that Aliyah caused her own divorce an...

  • Allah and The Blues: A Surprising Musical Journey

    This talk was delivered as part of a series of curated short talks with the over-arching title ‘The Muslims Are Coming!’ commissioned and produced at Greenbelt Festival 2016 by award-winning journalist, educator and organiser, Abdul-Rehman Malik.

    “No religion causes greater consternation and pr...

  • Free Trip to Egypt

    Seeking to build a bridge of mutual understanding and friendship, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland decides to reach out to the very people who fear him. He travels across the United States to find Americans concerned about an Islamic threat and makes them an intriguing offer...

  • Zakiyyah's Talking Flower Garden

    Along with her cousin, Jalil, Zakiyyah goes on an adventure in her flower garden. They learn about some of the most beautiful flowers in the world along with historical contribution of prominent Kings and Queens of Africa like King Takyi, King Hannibal and Queen Nzinga. When Zaniyah’s mother stum...

  • Zaynab's Enchanted Scarf

    4 items

    Young Zaynab is gifted a beautiful scarf from her grandmother. One day she decides to try on the scarf and is whisked away back in time. During her adventure she learns of prominent Kings and Queens of Africa like King Mansa Musa, Queen Amina and Queen Nefertari historical contribution to society...

  • American Ramadan

    A bold and exciting new look at the American Muslim experience. "American Ramadan" explores and reveals the holiest of rituals, shared by the Abrahamic traditions, but practiced by more - the act of Fasting for Faith.

    As diverse as the fabric of America, from the divorced Dad, the student copin...

  • Ramadan in the Islamic World | America and Canada

  • Black American Muslim

    “I could choose to hide… but, Islam gives me a place to hope for better,” says Lawrence Coleman. He has experienced most of his life through the layered lens of three identities: Black, American and Muslim. Throughout his life, balancing those identities has posed some unique struggles for Colema...

  • The Sunni Beard

    Philadelphia is known as "the city of brotherly love" and these brothas love their beards. The beard has a special significance in Philadelphia culture and is unlike any other city in America. There is a reason motivating a choice to grow or to shave, to groom, trim or leave alone. The Sunni Bear...