Prince Among Slaves

Prince Among Slaves recounts the true story of an African Muslim prince who was captured and sold into slavery in the American South. After 40 years of enslavement, he finally regained his freedom, became a national celebrity, and dined in the White House. This is an incredible story about an incredible man who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or his hope for freedom. Prince Among Slaves is based on the book by historian Terry Alford (1977) was conceived, designed, and executive produced by Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), and received substantial NEH planning and production funding in 2005 and 2006. The companion website is a rich resource for contextualizing the film and book in American history , as well as addressing contemporary issues of identity and migration.

Muslims, Mass Shootings and the Media

What the statistics tell us is that in 2015, U.S. citizens were vastly more likely to be killed by a non-Muslim than a Muslim in a mass shooting (206 times more likely if there was 1 Muslim mass-shooting and 206 non-Muslim mass-shootings). From 1980-2005, 94 percent of terrorist acts on U.S. soil were perpetrated by non-Muslims.

My Fellow American (film, interactive website)

My Fellow American is a short film about the roles of American Muslims in civic and professional life. The companion website features video testimonials and stories by Americans who have interacted with American Muslims as colleagues, friends, and family members in the community at http://myfellowamerican.us/ AND http://myfellowamerican.us/videos AND film at https://www.upf.tv/films/my-fellow-american/

On a Wing and a Prayer (documentary film)

On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly follows Monem Salam, a portfolio manager and the son of a Pakistani commercial pilot who dreams of learning to fly, and enrolls in a flight school, attracting the interest of the FBI in the process. His wife Iman’s family is Palestinian and although initially dubious about the marriage, now accepts the cultural differences. With three young children, Iman’s prankish student days are behind her. She’s happy to find time to cultivate her inner domestic diva, wisecracking about her entertaining skills and her husband’s flight plans. The lighthearted film explores the difficulties of his quest after 9/11 brings Muslims under suspicion. Good film for examining stereotypes.