National PBS Premiere Tuesday, June 23rd at 10 p.m. -check your local listings (http://www.pbs.org/pov/tvschedule.php)
NEW MUSLIM COOL
by Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself. New Muslim Cool takes viewers on Hamza's ride through streets, slums and jail cells — following his spiritual journey to some surprising places in an America that never stops changing. Produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Download: the free facilitators guide and lesson plan at the web site.
K-12 educators have the right to videotape and playback the program, for educational purposes only, for up to one year from the date of broadcast.
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P.O. Box 5034
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY, 10274
212-989-8121 x 318
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