The Resource Mooz-lum, Q Productions presents ; in association with Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures ; a Dana O. production ; producer, Samad Davis ; produced by Dana Offenbach ; written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir

Mooz-lum, Q Productions presents ; in association with Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures ; a Dana O. production ; producer, Samad Davis ; produced by Dana Offenbach ; written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir

Label
Mooz-lum
Title
Mooz-lum
Statement of responsibility
Q Productions presents ; in association with Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures ; a Dana O. production ; producer, Samad Davis ; produced by Dana Offenbach ; written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir
Title variation
Moozlum
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Language
eng
Summary
Mooz-lum is the story of a black family within the first large generation of Muslims born and raised in this country and the trials and tribulations faced while practicing Islamic faith in American Society. The story is told through the eyes of Tariq Mahdi, a young man born and raised in a Muslim household along with his younger sister Taqua by their father Hassan and mother Safiyah. Hassan is determined to send Tariq to an Islamic school to learn the Quran, which Safiyah strongly objects to. When Hassan's strict beliefs become too much for Safiyah's liberal nature, she decides that she wants a divorce. Little do Tariq and Taqua know, the terms of the divorce are Tariq is to live with their father and Taqua with their mother. After the divorce, Hassan fulfills his plans for Tariq and sends him off to an Islamic boarding school. Six years later, Tariq is a freshman in college living back in the area he grew up. Having been at the Islamic boarding school and under the strict environment laid out by his father, Tariq wants nothing to do with his Islamic past. Since the divorce, Taqua has not seen Tariq very often and their relationship has drifted apart. She decides to reach out to him and attempt to rebuild their once strong relationship. Upon reuniting, she realizes that Tariq's attitude about Islam has been heavily affected by his time at the school and with their father, so she tries to open him up to different ways of viewing his beliefs and incorporating his faith into society. Unknown to Tariq, his college experience is going to be beyond just academic enrichment. Taqua starts spending time with him on campus and opening him up to new experiences. His roommate, Hamza, is an Arab Muslim who also tries to reach out and connect with him but Tariq constantly tries to avoid him. He also has interactions with a professor who challenges the students to think broadly about religion and world views, but the professor has to deal with the political ramifications from the dean of the department who is constantly trying to hold him down. Just as Tariq begins to grow as a person and open up to new ideas about his faith, the attacks on the World Trade Center take place. Immediately, the view of Muslims in America changes and some people begin to act on their anti-Islamic feelings. At that moment, Tariq must make many critical decisions with his life, from dealing with a Muslim/Christian relationship he has with a young lady named Ayanna, trying to deal with the views of Islam that he knows while separating it from the ones created by 9/11, all while trying to protect Taqua from a dangerous situation on campus
Cataloging source
LPU
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videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Ian Dudley ; editor, Christopher Scott Cherot ; music, Misha Segal
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violent content
Language note
English audio
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.M669 2011
PerformerNote
Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil, Dorian Missick, Kunal Sharma, Michael Simpson, Danny Glover
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  • 1988-
  • 1976-
  • 1987-
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  • Davis, Samad
  • Offenbach, Dana
  • Basir, Qasim
  • Ross, Evan
  • Glover, Danny
  • Long, Nia
  • Smith, Roger Guenveur
  • Bishil, Summer
  • Missick, Dorian
  • Sharma, Kunal
  • Dudley, Ian
  • Cherot, Christopher Scott
  • Segal, Misha
  • Q Productions
  • Ameena Sky Media
  • Deep Blue Pictures
  • CodeBlack Entertainment
  • Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
100
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  • Muslim teenagers
  • Islamophobia
  • Muslims, Black
  • Muslim students
  • College students
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • African American young men
  • African American college students
  • African Americans
  • Muslims, Black
  • Muslim students
  • Islamophobia
  • African Americans
  • African American young men
  • African American college students
  • College students
  • Muslim teenagers
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Mooz-lum, Q Productions presents ; in association with Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures ; a Dana O. production ; producer, Samad Davis ; produced by Dana Offenbach ; written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450328/
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
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Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
  • SUMMARY: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family, and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn709778516
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883476032382
  • 00883476032382
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CM3238
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Mooz-lum, Q Productions presents ; in association with Ameena Sky Media, Deep Blue Pictures ; a Dana O. production ; producer, Samad Davis ; produced by Dana Offenbach ; written and directed by Qasim "Q" Basir
Link
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1450328/
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2010
  • SUMMARY: Amid a strict Muslim rearing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family, and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn709778516
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (100 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 883476032382
  • 00883476032382
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CM3238
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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