• Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football (2011)

Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football

Release Date: September 9th, 2011

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

A mostly Muslim high-school football team from Dearborn, Mich., plays during Ramadan, as its members struggle to hold on to their Islamic faith in post-9/11 America.

Director: Rashid Ghazi

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Diego SemereneSlant Magazine

    In the documentary, the game is a make-believe war of pent-up frustrations linking race, nation, and manhood, one which teenage boys named Mohamed can actually win. show more

  • 50
    Washington Post

    The biggest travesty isn't that the movie fails to stir "Rudy"-caliber emotions. It's that there was a meaningful story hiding behind the guise of a less serious genre. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    Coming on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary, this snapshot of middle America is a worthwhile addition to the cultural conversation. show more

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