The PBS affiliate in Maryland has made the full length version of “Born in the USA: Muslim Americans” available for viewing on their website. This unique film challenges the misrepresentations of Muslims in America. It follows a Muslim American doctor and teacher in a post 9-11 world during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It looks at their everyday lives, as well as interactions with their families, friends and colleagues, sharing startling and often funny insights into what it means to be a Muslim American.
Recent demographic studies show that a majority of Muslim Americans are highly educated and registered to vote. One would think these factors would command a great deal of respect in American Society, but unfortunately the reverse is true. The entertainment industry rarely shows the millions of Muslim American heroes that have earned the respect of their fellow citizens. They treat our ill, teach our children, police our streets, prosecute our criminals and provide a host of other contributions to our society that simply go unrecognized – until now.
The film may be viewed by going to the following link: http://video.mpt.tv/video/2251669701