MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition announced today, April 9, holding the 5th Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, one of the USA’s leading Muslim film festivals, between April 25 and 28, Milwaukee Independent reported.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with one of the best film festivals in the country and showing our films in the beautiful Oriental Theatre,” said Janan Najeeb, president of the coalition and founder of the festival.
The coalition founded the annual festival in 2015 to create meaningful and relevant community dialogue surrounding Islam and the Muslim experience. All screenings of this year’s event will be shown at Milwaukee’s historic Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
According to 2010 estimates, Milwaukee had a population of 594,833. As few as 0.5% of the total population are Muslims.
The inaugural religious film follows Dr. Larycia Hawkins, then a professor at a Christian university, and the firestorm that ensued following her social media post stating that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
Interestingly, the subject and the director of the film are scheduled to be in attendance, something which will facilitate interaction between viewers, their reviews and the filmmakers.