All in-person screenings take place at the Oriental Theatre!

City of Ali
Thursday, October 21 @ 6:45 p.m.

City of Ali is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of how the death of Muhammad Ali brought the people of his Kentucky hometown – and the world – together for one unforgettable week. Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016, came in the context of a bitter U.S. presidential election, a proposed Muslim ban and the global expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Yet on the day of Ali’s funeral procession, more than 100,000 people lined the streets of Louisville to celebrate his life, and an estimated one billion people worldwide watched events like Ali’s memorial!

Hamtramck, USA
Friday, October 22 @ 6:45 p.m.

Formerly a solid Polish Catholic town, Hamtramck, MI is America’s first majority Muslim city. During one election cycle, popular incumbent Karen Majewski faces Muslim challenger Mohammed Hassan for mayor, and the typically harmonious, culturally commingling community begins to split along ethnic lines. Going behind the scenes of small-town politics to explore the beauty and challenges that come with multiculturalism, Razi Jafri and Justin Feltman’s film is a heartwarming reminder that civility and respect can coexist in our political races.

Captains of Zaatari
Saturday, October 23 @ 1:15 p.m.

Two best friends Mahmoud and Fawzi, living in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, have an undying dream of becoming professional soccer players while facing the difficult reality of their lives. Despite being confined under dire conditions, they remain hopeful and practice day in and day out. When a world-renowned sports academy visits, both have a chance to make this dream come true.

The Present
Saturday, October 23 @ 4 p.m.

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy would it be to go shopping?

The Mauritanian
Saturday, October 23 @ 7:15 p.m.

After the tragic 9/11 terror attacks, Mohamedou Ould Slahi is captured by American authorities on suspicions that he is connected with those events. He is then detained in Guantanamo Bay, where he spends 14 years behind bars without being charged or given a chance to have a trial. Just as he is losing hope, he meets Nancy Hollander, a defense attorney, and her associate Teri Duncan. Together, they start their campaign for justice, no matter how controversial it might be.

200 Meters
Sunday, October 24 @ 1:15 p.m.

Mustafa and his wife Salwa live 200 meters apart in villages separated by the Israeli border wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads: his son has been injured in an accident. Rushing to cross the Israeli checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200 meter distance becomes a 200 kilometer odyssey, as Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

The Dissident
Sunday, October 24 @ 4 p.m.

Oscar-winning filmmaker Bryan Fogel (Icarus) investigates the 2018 murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The film breaks new ground with access to key sources including Khashoggi’s fiancĂ©e Hatice Cengiz, Turkish police and prosecutors, and the young Saudi dissident with whom Khashoggi was working. Revealing that this is bigger than one murder, this exposĂ© opens our eyes to the shocking reaches of electronic surveillance.

“When it comes to edge-of-your-seat intrigue, this is a movie with just about everything”
- Variety

The Return: Life After ISIS
Sunday, October 24 @ 7:15 p.m.

A unique access portrait of a group of Western women who devoted their young lives to ISIS, but who now want to be given the chance to start over, back home in the West. Among them, probably the most famous British recruit Shamima Begum, who fled the country when she was 15, and Hoda Muthana from USA, who allegedly incited her followers on Twitter to support the Islamic State. Universally reviled by the media, these women now tell their stories for the very first time.