"Muslims" (117 minutes) will be shown on Monday, 2 August, at 10:00 a.m. in the Richard White Auditorium, which is located on East Campus. The film screening is the last of a series being sponsored by the Duke University Libraries' Diversity Working Group. The program,which will include a discussion of the film, is open to the public.
Summary: This film looks closely at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Shot in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria, and the United States, "Muslims" explores the influence of culture and politics on religion and provides a deeper understanding of the political forces at work among Muslims around the world. The film emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism and looks at diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people.