Written September 13, 2011
This feel-good little documentary has a limited run in big cities, so try to catch it now while you can. It puts to rest a lot of stereotyping of Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans as being somehow anti-American, while being a great sports movie about the underdog trying to win the big game.
The Fordson Team is going to play their arch-rivals, Deerborn High. How they train to do this during the month of Ramadan, when they cannot eat or drink water from sunup to sundown shows the dedication of these young men to their faith, as well as showing them as typical American teenagers.
This isn't a "preachy" film, so this isn't like a Michael Moore style doc.. It's closer to Rocky, or like to the great sports flicks. The kids are so refreshing, their families so warm and open that you just fall in love with them.
Parental Alerts: No sexual material, No violence except for sports tackling etc, lots of family togetherness, some mild language
Written September 14, 2011
Great movie. Very inspirational. I recommend watching it to see the real side of Arabs and Muslims. Great message and story.
Written September 12, 2011
Written September 17, 2011
I was absolutely moved by this wonderful story. The documentary shows the extraordinary ability and will exhibited by these young men in both sport and in life. I highly recommend this movie to everyone.