Sadiq and I spoke with Salim Kassam of The Muslim Vibe about Sadiq’s journey from gang-leader to Muslim reformer.
Sadiq and Justin speak to the IMANWire podcast on Sadiq’s experience re-entering society as a Muslim in the Southside of Chicago.
We recently had a conversation with over 30 prison chaplains across Indiana about screening our film, The Honest Struggle, at every prison in Indiana. A generous donor gifted an educational license to the film to the prison chaplains of the Indiana Department of Corrections in order to use the film as a learning tool for incarcerated men and women on reentry.
This act fulfills one of our main missions in telling the story of Sadiq in The Honest Struggle, helping those reentering society from prison traverse the difficult challenges ahead of them. We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve those who are in need of the message of the film and are finalizing a discussion guide for educators to expand the themes of the film into holistic learning and action.
New York based music & culture site Okayplayer included The Honest Struggle in its top 8 films from the 2018 Pan African Film Festival. Okayplayer calls the film “hopeful and poignant.”
Launched in 1999 by Questlove of The Roots, Okayplayer is an urban music site and premier digital destination for culture connoisseurs worldwide.
The Pan African Film and Arts Festival has been recognized as one of the largest celebrations of Black culture and Black films. The Honest Struggle had 2 great screenings at Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Special thanks to everyone who came out and Pan African for hosting us at the festival. The Honest Struggle was nominated for Best Documentary and our team was honored to meet giants of Black America cinema, Louis Gossett Jr., Danny Glover, Glynn Turman, and Nate Parker.
We had the opportunity to be live on KPFK with radio host Nagwa Ibrahim to discuss the film with the film’s main subject, Sadiq Davis and myself this Sunday. (more…)
The Honest Struggle had it’s Michigan premiere last week, June 4th at Cinetopia Film Festival. The screening was hosted by the Arab American National Museum and also included a traditional breaking of the fast of Ramadan. The event was designed, in addition to featuring the film, to bringing various communities together to better understand their Muslim neighbors.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with Associate Producer Asad Ali Jafri and the film’s main focus, Sadiq Davis.