American Made (a film by Sharat Raju)
Film Screening and Student Interfaith Panel
Panelists: Jinxi Han (moderator), Biruk Demissie, Angela Dols, Hudda Ibrahim, Tiffany Vang
Thursday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Alcuin Library, AV-1, Saint John's University
In their American made car, the Singh family is on the road taking the great American family trip-the Grand Canyon. Their SUV breaks down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. The father, Indian born Anant, who is wearing a turban, decides to wave down the one of infrequent cars that passes by. One of his sons, Ranjit, objects. "Dad," he says, "no one is going to stop because you look like a terrorist." And so begins "American Made," a film about conflict between a father and a son, assimilation versus identity, faith versus compromise.
Following the screening, the panelists, each from a different religious tradition, will explore religious stereotypes and generational changes in today's America.
Free and open to the public