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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

Directed by Rashid Ghazi
United States, 2011


Fordson follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during the last days of Ramadan. The film reveals a community holding onto its Islamic faith while struggling for acceptance in post 9/11 America.

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Fordson Directed by Rashid Ghazi

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  • mpho3's rating of the film Fordson

    "Anyone who still thinks America and Islam are mutually exclusive should consider Dearborn, MI. Containing [the most] Arabs outside of the Middle East, the town is just as family-oriented, Hummer-happy, and football-mad as Anytown, USA. Although the subject is inherently compelling, Ghazi is much too ginger with it, swaddling extraordinary complexities in an ordinary underdog tale." - Eric Hynes, Village Voice