Mooz-lum to Address Muslim-American Identity Post-9/11 - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Nia's long overdue return to the silver screen

Although it’s been more than nine years since the attack on New York’s World Trade Center, the tragedy of 9/11 is still a polarizing subject that sparks heated debate, most recently seen in the contentious battle over a Muslim center scheduled to be built near ground zero. But what’s not often discussed is the view of Muslims in the aftermath of the Twin Towers falling and the environment that has existed since. Writer/director Qasim Basir changes that with his critically acclaimed film, Mooz-lum, which tells the story of a young Muslim-American man (played by Evan Ross) struggling with his faith and identity.

Also starring Nia Long and Danny Glover, the film, which won Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival, is set for limited national release on February 11, 2011. Distributed through Peace Films and AMC Theatres, Mooz-lum is being promoted via digital media company Eventful, which is allowing moviegoers the unique opportunity to campaign (from now until January 21st) for their city to be one of the first 10 cities to premier the film. Cast your vote to bring Mooz-lum to your area by clicking here.

Watch the trailer below and let us know in the comments section if the subject matter of this indie film has piqued your interests.

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Anslem Samuel, Senior Producer, has been a culture critic and entertainment journalist for over 10 years. After a four-year stint as Culture Editor at The Source, the New York native became the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Ave, an independent quarterly publication that combined entertainment, social issues and politics. From there, he served as the Senior Editor for XXL magazine for three years before moving up the ranks to Digital Content Director for XXLMag.com. Also heading up an award-winning relationship blog, he now brings his lifestyle expertise to BlackEnterprise.com


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