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Watch Fordson executive producer Rashid Ghazi's TEDx talk on repositioning islam in America

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WGN AM 720 Chicago Interview with Rashid Ghazi on the John St. Augustine Show on Sunday, October 16th.

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Blues Groove Reveiws Fordson

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Chicago-area filmmaker shares story of faith, football in 'Fordson'

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Fordson High football team, documentary get kudos from Hillary Clinton

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New York Times Review

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New York Post Review

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Fordson premiere gets rave reviews

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Fordson Film Premieres in Dearborn With Red Carpet Event

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'Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football' director on ABC7

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Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football and the American Dream ABC7

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Film Review: Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

In this slick, professionally assembled football documentary, Muslim-American director Rashid Ghazi focuses on Arabs living in Dearborn, Michigan in a post-9/11 world.
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Film Depicts Challenges Of High School Footballers During Ramadan


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FOX NEWS INTERVIEW FORDSON: FAITH, FASTING, FOOTBALL

AMC THEATRES ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW INDEPENDENT FILM FORDSON: FAITH, FASTING, FOOTBALL

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Politics on Film Announces 2011 Festival Line-Up

Art and war, 9/11 ten years later and Netherlands pair headline 3rd annual festival
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QURAISHI FILM 'FORDSON' FEATURED AT KC FILMFEST

Ash-har Quraishi, an investigative reporter at KCTV who left the CBS affiliate last year after about four years, has found new success as a movie producer.
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FilmFest: Butler's 10 must-see movies

With more than 300 movies to choose from, picking 10 must-see titles for this year's AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest is an exercise in exasperation.
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This year's Kansas City FilmFest gets fancy

Like people, film festivals develop their own personalities.

The AMC Theatres Kansas City FilmFest, opening Wednesday at the all-digital Mainstreet theater, originally was the playground of short films. But over time, as independent, low-budget filmmaking found its artistic legs, the emphasis shifted until fully half of the 2011 lineup consists of features.
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FORDSON Director interviewed by Indiefilmnation

Fordson Filmmakers on CNN - April 3, 2011

Kansas City Film Festival Official Selection Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football

Screening is scheduled for
Saturday April 9th at 2:30pm
AMC Main Street 6
1400 Main St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Upcoming 'Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football' creates local, national buzz

Since the official video trailer for the upcoming movie 'Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football' came out on Youtube almost six months ago, it seems that not a single person from the high school's football program can escape the questions. Everyone wants to know when the movie is coming out, or how they can get a copy..
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Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football (Variety.com)

"Fordson: Faith, Fasting and Football" is an efficient, cable-ready docu that takes an up-close view of Arab-American high schoolers, parents, coaches and educators in Dearborn, the Michigan city that, as one interviewee pointedly notes, has the largest concentration of Arabs in any metropolitan area outside the Middle East. After passing through the fest circuit and rushing through limited theatrical and noncommercial play, this Slamdance special jury prizewinner should score with viewers in both mainstream and sports-centric TV venues.
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Slamdance 2011 remembered

Slamdance 2011 has been a success. So said the film festival's president and co-founder Peter Baxter during an interview Thursday with The Park Record.

"Attendance this year has been excellent," he said. "I heard Park City has been less busy compared to last year, but we haven't felt it. Most of the screenings have been sold out, and everyone, filmmakers and audiences who have come by this year have had a great experiences."
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Fordson Film Goes Far Beyond a Football Story

When local photographer Michael Shamus was approached about working on a film that would capture the story of Fordson High School's football team and the players, families and community behind it, he was admittedly skeptical.

A film about Arab-Americans? It had been attempted many times before, and had never quite worked out as planned.
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Fordson movie welcomed at Festival

A movie about Fordson High School football was well received at the Slamdance Film Festival, but Dearborn movie fans will have to wait a few months longer to see it.

"Fordson: Faith-Fasting-Football" was one of only 18 movies selected for last week's festival in Park City, Utah out of the 5,000 films submitted. Eight of those selected were documentaries.
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EX-KCTV INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER'S FILM WINS MAJOR AWARD

Ash-har Quraishi, an investigative reporter at KCTV who left the CBS affiliate last year after about four years, has found new success as a movie producer.

Quraishi and his wife, Basma Babar, have produced the documentary "Fordson the Movie: Faith, Fasting and Football" which just won the "Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature" at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah.
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Slamdance Film Festival Podcast


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Feature Length Documentary to make World Premiere at Slamdance Film Festival

FILM TAKES AN UNPRECEDENTED LOOK INTO THE LIVES OF ARAB-AMERICANS AND THEIR STRUGGLE TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE IN POST 9-11 AMERICA

Glenview, IL – North Shore Films, LLC announced today that its feature length documentary, Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football will make its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

LOS ANGELES - December 7, 2010 – Slamdance today announced the 2011 Feature Competition slate for the 17th Annual Slamdance Film Festival taking place January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah. Slamdance will debut ten narrative and eight documentary feature films, 12 of which are World Premieres. With a record number of over 5,000 submissions, Slamdance has selected an exciting and eclectic slate of films, made by today's up and coming independent filmmakers. The selected films have all been made on a small budget and head to Park City without distribution - all full of immense promise.
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Submission record for Slamdance

Culled from a record number of submissions, the 18 films playing in competition at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival include 14 world premieres in a nod to the fest's goal of fostering up-and-coming indie filmmakers who are working in brutal economic times.

Lineup includes 10 narrative features, seven from the U.S., and eight feature documentaries. Seven of the docs are from the U.S.; while the eighth, Van Maximilian Carlson's "Bhopali," is an Indian-U.S. co-production.
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Two local films make the cut at Slamdance

Two Chicago filmmakers feel honored that their films were among the only 18 narrative and documentary films chosen from a record 5,000-plus submissions for the 16th annual Slamdance Film Festival.

Rashid Ghazi's feature-length documentary "Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football" and Todd Looby's short narrative-doc hybrid "Son of None" will play at the "by filmmakers, for filmmakers" fest, running Jan. 21-27 in Park City, Utah.
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North Shore Films Heads to Slamdance

Chicago area producers North Shore Films is among the only 18 entrants to be selected from a record number of over 5,000 submissions for the 17th Annual Slamdance Film Festival, which runs concurrently with the Sundance Film Festival January 21-27, 2011 in Park City, Utah. The selected films are all independently produced features made on a small budget, and head to Park City without distribution.
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