(ANAHEIM, CA, 2/4/11) — The CAIR-Greater Los Angeles Area office invites you to a private screening of the award-winning film â€œMooz-lum,â€ a real life story of an American Muslim youth.
The film, scheduled for release later this month, follows the story of a young Muslim man as he enters college. New relationships with Muslims as well as those of other faiths challenge his ideals. After the 9/11 attacks, he is forced to face his past and make some of the biggest decisions of his life.
Filmâ€™s cast includes actors Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith and Danny Glover.
â€œMooz-lumâ€ won best narrative feature at Urbanworld 2010 film festival and was an official selection at Chicago International Film Festival and Cairo International Film Festival this year.
WHAT: Private Screening of â€œMooz-lumâ€ (Rated PG-13)
WHEN: Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Block at Orange, 20 City Boulevard, West Orange, Calif. 92868
Watch the filmâ€™s trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4axp5V_j6E
TICKETS: Tickets are $10 each and are only available through the CAIR-LA website at http://ca.cair.com/losangeles/event/mooz-lum (No tickets will be sold at the door)
Dana Offenbach, Producer of â€˜Mooz-lum,â€™ said in an exclusive statement:
â€œIn these troubled times, as a person who does not accept religious intolerance, I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring our beautiful film to an audience who will surely embrace it.â€
CAIR-LA Communications Manager Munira Syeda added: â€œIt is important for the American Muslim community to provide support to emerging Muslim artists and to continue bridging the gap between Hollywood and American Muslims.â€
Note to parents with children: â€˜Mooz-lumâ€™ is rated PG-13 for minor violence and scenes of alcohol use and kissing.
CAIR is Americaâ€™s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.