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Green ReEntry Housemates in Prayer

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Qadir outside of IMAN’s Green ReEntry Home

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Sadiq outside Cook County Jail

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FILM REVIEWS

Keith Ellison: …Will stay with you long after watching

The Honest Struggle is a powerful story of extreme endeavor, transformation, and renewal of hope. This is a story of a healing man whose troubles and triumphs will stay with you long after watching. The doc touches on the powerful work of Muslim organizations attempting to heal the ills of the inner city, a story yet to be heard.

--Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General

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Jihad Saafir: Riveting documentary

"This riveting documentary provides a deep insight regarding the prison industrial complex and a new level of empathy and concern for our returning citizens."

--Jihad Saafir, imam and PhD candidate.

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Khaled Beydoun: Compelling and courageous

"The Honest Struggle is both compelling and courageous. Turning the lens on an issue - incarceration - that is wholly neglected by Muslim Americans, who as a community, have turned their back on brothers and sisters locked away.  Through colorful and candid stories, and a trenchant critique of the carceral state, The Honest Struggle is more than just a film - but a reclamation of humanity for inmates whose stories, up until now, have been ignored and unheard."

--Khaled A. Beydoun, author and law professor.

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Okayplayer: Hopeful and poigniant

Sadiq Davis served 25 years in prison before finally being released back to the Southside of Chicago, the same streets that led to his incarceration. Hopeful and poignant, director Justin Mashouf tells Davis’ story — from gang chief to Muslim convert — while commenting on America’s mass incarceration epidemic, and criminalization of communities of color.

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--Elijah C. Watson

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