POV 2009: New Muslim Cool

‘New Muslim Cool’ Producers Speak at U.S. State Department

New Muslim Cool co-producers Kauthar Umar and Hana Siddiqi wrote in to tell us about “Generation Change,” a U.S. State Department event held last week in Washington, D.C. toasting some of the best and most innovative American Muslim leaders under the age of 30. With much excitement and anticipation we arrived in Washington, D.C. last

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Weekly Roundup: Media That Matters and POV Alums

This week, we check out the Media That Matters Festival and catch up with some POV alums. The 10th annual Media that Matters Festival, which showcases short films about social issues, premiered in New York City this week. About.com:Documentaries covered the festival, and filmmaker Angela Tucker, who is also the Director of Production for Arts

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Community Events: POV Screenings at Hofstra University

Students in the MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University in Hempsted, New York, have been screening POV films this semester. MFA candidate Stefani Saintonge shares some of the highlights of the series so far. This semester, the MFA Documentary Program at Hofstra University is hosting a series of POV screenings. As a student of the

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Watch “New Muslim Cool” and “Beyond Hatred” Online

If you missed the first two POV films of this season, Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s New Muslim Cool and Olivier Meyrou‘s Beyond Hatred, we have some good news: both films are available online! New Muslim Cool will be streaming until July 24, 2009. Beyond Hatred will be streaming until July 16, 2009. Check back throughout the

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“New Muslim Cool” Premieres on POV Next Tuesday Night!

Clear your calendars! Set your DVRs! POV’s 2009 season kicks off on Tuesday, June 23rd with the premiere of Jennifer Maytorena Taylor‘s New Muslim Cool. The film, which follows the spiritual journey of Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez, has received glowing reviews and is sure to start many fascinating conversations. Hamza pulled himself out of

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