When disparate cultures come together in surprising ways, we can sometimes learn more than when we only know about “the traditional way.”
I love seeing the creative ways that people adapt traditions and cultures, transforming them in the process. Sometimes I worry that my innocent suburban experiences here with my nice high-achieving kids and nice academic friends are hopelessly naïve.
Luckily, there are cool independent filmmakers to bring the rest of the world to us here in our small town, helping to bring together the many ethnic communities across the country, to generate a new conversation. (click on link for more)
"New Muslim Cool" film at University of Michigan International Institute - AnnArbor.com