Saturday, 17 July 2010
|On July 3rd, U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Nicholas Papp welcomed Muslim-American screenwriter Mustafa Davies to Kuala Lumpur for a screening of his film Deen Tight. Over 120 engaging Muslim youth attended the program organized by Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM), Young Muslim Projects and Arabic Academy Malaysia at the Annexe Gallery in Kuala Lumpur's Central Market.||
Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer Nicholas Papp welcomes Muslim-American screenwriter Mustafa Davies (center) with Mahdar Tahir (left) of the Arabic Academy Malaysia at the Annexe Gallery in Kuala Lumpur's Central Market on July 3, 2010.
Deen Tight brings to the screen the untold story of American Muslims struggling to find a balance between their culture and their religion. Filmed on location with Muslim rappers, DJs, slam poets, break-dancers and a graffiti artist in concerts, recording studios, at homes and in the streets, the story focuses on the perceived conflict between traditional religious ideals and modernity, as well as both the positives and negatives of Western Pop culture on today’s’ Muslim youth.
Related links: U.S. Embassy article about the screening