Living as a Muslim in America is not the funnest thing you may experience in your life, especially if your a youth. Hate still exists and you can’t deny that and people need to realize it that hate crimes against Muslims exist in America. The Director Qasim Basir has finally made this possible with his new movie, “Mooz-Lum”. So why’s the name of the movie, “Mooz-lum”? Well most people in America pronounce the word Muslim as Moozlum these days and in the same way people misunderstand “A Muslim” as an individual and their faith…people go to the extremes and I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about. Thats why the director choose “Mooz-lum” as the title. The story of the movie goes as follows, “
Pulled between his strict Muslim upbringing by his father and the normal social life he’s never had, Tariq Mahdi enters college in a state of confusion. New relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims alike challenge his already shaken ideals, and the estrangement with his mother and sister troubles him. With the help of new friends, family and mentors, he begins to find himself and open up to an Islam he hasn’t been exposed to. But when the attacks of 9/11 happen without warning, he is forced to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.
The Movie is already released in theaters and is currently doing really well in the box office totaling $214,135 so far in the USA…alhumdoililah! The Movie is however only released in select AMC movie theaters throughout the USA and because of that they need our help in supporting the film so it becomes a worldwide release and plays all over the world inshAllah. The crew at Mooz-Lum have a unique way of marketing their film, the social network. They have no trailers showing on the TV, no big billboards and such, all they use is facebook and twitter. Alhumdoillah this technique has worked out pretty good with over 80,000 likes on facebook but now they need more people to go out and watch the film. The theater that plays the film is a little to far from where I live so if your like me, just spread the word and that will help at most inshAllah!
Heres the trailer for the film:
What do you think of the trailer? If it makes you anticipated to watch the film then make sure you find a theater near you and watch the movie inshAllah
I also wanted to share this video bellow. The Movie’s main protagonist is played by a Non-Muslim, Evan Ross. However after listening to his interview bellow it seems like the movie has made him closer to Islam alhumdoililah!