Emmy Award-winning television journalist hosts documentary screening

Ash-har Quraishi, an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, writer, photographer and filmmaker, will host a screening of his documentary “Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football”.

The documentary features a predominately Arab-American high school football team as they practice for their cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan. The documentary gives insight to a community with Islamic faith and their struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America.

Following the screening of the documentary, Quraishi will hold a discussion and Q&A.

The Center for Global Studies will be sponsoring the event. The documentary will be shown on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Art Theatre of Champaign. Admission is free.

Nancy Benson can be contacted at [email protected] for more information.