Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football Movie Poster
  • Released
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • Documentary
  • 11 Fan Ratings

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Parents need to know that Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football is a 2011 documentary film about a tight-knit community of Muslim Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, centered on their passion for and support of the Fordson High School football team. This is a documentary that should be viewed by all families and that hopefully will go far to challenge the opinions of those who believe Muslims cannot assimilate into American culture -- or that everyone who practices the Muslim faith is a terrorist in alliance with Al Qaeda. The film also raises interesting issues of church and state: Players are shown praying together, and the high school principal discusses the problems he faces from the school board when large numbers of students miss school due to Ramadan. Although this documentary might not be interesting for those who don't like football or sports in general, it goes far to show how Muslim Americans, a group who are often the victims of prejudice and bigotry, are just like other citizens. There is occasional profanity: "bitch," "s--t," "bulls--t," "ass," "jackass," and "damn."

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  • LANGUAGE
  • CONSUMERISM
  • DRINKING & DRUGS
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