• (Limited 9/9)
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • Documentary


Four high school football players from Dearborn, Michigan train for the biggest game of season while simultaneously fasting for Ramadan in this documentary that challenges our concepts of what it means to be an American. September 11, 2009: the Muslim athletes of the Fordson High School football team are in the middle of observing Ramadan while training to take on their biggest rivals. Despite a grueling training regiment, the players remain determined to observe the tenants of their faith by fasting from dawn to dusk. In the process of clinging to their Islamic faith while devoting their lives to a game that is uniquely American, the athletes of the Fordson High School football team learn that you can't define a patriot by their faith or the color of their skin, but instead by their staunch determination to succeed, and their unwavering integrity in the face of incredible adversity. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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