Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football (2011)



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Fordson follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from Dearborn, Michigan during the last ten days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and unearths the story of a community desperately holding onto its Islamic faith while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9-11 America. -- (C) Official Site

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It rather proudly affirms the American dream, reclaiming it for Muslims who see no conflict between their patriotism and their faith.

Sep 9, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The biggest travesty isn't that the movie fails to stir "Rudy"-caliber emotions. It's that there was a meaningful story hiding behind the guise of a less serious genre.

Sep 9, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Coming on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, this snapshot of middle America is a worthwhile addition to the cultural conversation.

Sep 9, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Thankfully, the kids' complicated impulses resist such packaging, whether they're catcalling head-scarved co-eds outside the local gas station or channeling racial resentments into extra hard hits.

Sep 6, 2011 | Full Review…

Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.

Aug 26, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In this slick, professionally assembled football documentary, Muslim-American director Rashid Ghazi focuses on Arabs living in Dearborn, Michigan in a post-9/11 world.

Jan 6, 2012 | Full Review…

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