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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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Critic Reviews for Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

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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.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
Washington Post
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Coming on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, this snapshot of middle America is a worthwhile addition to the cultural conversation.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
New York Post
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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.

Full Review… | September 6, 2011
Village Voice
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Excellent docu on Muslim high school football players.

Full Review… | August 26, 2014
Common Sense Media

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.

Full Review… | January 6, 2012
Film Journal International

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