NEW MUSLIM COOL airs on PBS, Tuesday, June 23 @ 10 pm
Premiere Date: June 23, 2009
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).
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Dear friends & family,
Thank you to all who’ve expressed support and helped to spread the word regarding the film NEW MUSLIM COOL.
Unfortunately, we have learned that WETA (DC’s local PBS) has opted not to show the film this evening We are very disappointed that they would miss the opportunity to reach DC’s very diverse market with this film.
Please encourage your contacts to contact WETA and ask them to add NEW MUSLIM COOL to their programming schedule:
WETA: Audience Services Number 703-998-2724
For those unable to view it in their cities, it will be available after its television premiere as an online video stream in its entirety at www.pbs.org/pov/newmuslimcool
Again thanks for your support!