The East Side Freedom Library and Metropolitan State University invite you to “Mooz-lum”: A Black History Month Film Screening/Discussion on Monday, January 29 @ 7:00PM-9:00PM.
Join us for a screening of the film Mooz-lum in commemoration of Black History Month. Assistant professor of English and Africana studies Salamishah Tillet reviews Mooz-lum as follows: “a thoughtful new drama written and directed by first-timer Qasim “Q” Basir, manages to dress the age-old story of father-and-son conflict in new garb. But ultimately, this is a movie about fathers and sons on one hand and forgiveness and finding faith on the other. Mooz-lum is a new twist on the familiar narrative of tolerance. But by the end of the movie, which concludes shortly after the events of 9/11, the viewer gets the sneaking suspicion” that the son Tariq’s (Evan Ross) “turn outward to his family and friends might be the best protection he has against a country that is about to turn more and more inward — and where being Muslim American has a whole new set of consequences.” Read more here: https://www.theroot.com/the-root-review-mooz-lum-a-new-spin-on-an-old-tale-1790862743
The post-film discussion will be lead by Sagirah Shahid, an award-winning Minneapolis based poet and creative spirit. She’s a Black Muslim woman actively pursuing opportunities to assert and center the joy and beauty of the many communities she loves to love on. When she isn’t hibernating with a clutch cup of coffee, you might find her collaborating with a number of arts and social change centered community organization, writing/reciting/receiving poems and the bodies they inhabit.