When production began for the first movie to showcase Muslim high schoolers playing and fasting during Ramadan, we reported it here. Afterall, it was set in the city of Dearborn which houses the largest population of Arabs outside of the Middle East.
Now that the documentary ‘Fordson’, regarding Faith, Fasting, and Football, has premiered in select locations, people are sharing their opinions of the storyline and overall appeal of the film.
One particularly informative review is featured on Elan The Mag. An excerpt from the article is below:
Director, Rashid Ghazi, and his crew follow former Fordson principal, Imad Fadalallah; team coach, Fouad “Walker” Zaban; four players, Baquer Sayed, Bilal Abu Omarah, Ali Baidoun, Hassan Houssaiky through the 2009 season as they gear up to play their archrival, Dearborn High, in the middle of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. Interwoven between each story is backdrop of a community struggling to deal with the side-effects of 9/11 and the intense government and media scrutiny it has faced ever since.
It is reported that the award winning film has been endorsed by documentarian Michael Moore and will be in AMC theaters this week in select cities. Check local listings for more information or follow “Fordson the Movie,” on Facebook.