An exciting line up of fact and fiction films from film makers from all over the world. Saturday and Sunday at the Noel Ryan Theatre!
Bilal: A New Breed of Hero
A thousand years ago, a boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister & taken to a land far away from home. Bilal and Ghufaira find themselves bound to the ruthless whims of the most powerful man in the city, Umayya. Thrown into a world where greed & injustice rule all, Bilal will soon learn he must choose his own fate & find the courage to raise his voice. Bilal will challenge everything. Playing Friday, August 30 at 9PM at Main Stage for Family Movie Night. Also screening on Sunday, September 1 at 2 PM at the Noel Ryan Theatre.
Time for Ilhan
In a world where fake news abounds and the truth is hard to come by, one woman is breaking through political glass ceilings to speak from the heart of the American community. Having emigrated to America as a child fleeing the Somalian war, Ilhan Omar – mother of three – is not only the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office, but she is now on track to become the first Somali-American member of Congress.
This inspiring portrait of a rising political star takes viewers back to the streets where she first fought her election campaign to knock a 43-year long district representative off, boost voter turnout and make a stand for people power. The documentary traces her extraordinary journey as the youngest of three fleeing a war zone to find a new life in a country, where she is now in a position power to create real change for the greater good. Playing Saturday, August 31 at 2 PM at the Noel Ryan Theatre.
Since its inauguration over forty years ago, the first mosque in Winnipeg has been home to a burgeoning Muslim community that has not forgotten its roots. Playing Sunday, September 1 at 2:00 PM at the Noel Ryan Theatre.
Based on the classic Islamic tale of Barsisa the Monk, a young Imam struggling with his deteriorating mental health develops an addiction to sleeping pills, he discovers even love can’t save him in distinguishing fantasy from reality, which leads to disastrous consequences. Written by and starring Boona Mohammed. Primiering at the Noel Ryan Theatre at 6PM on August 30, 2019. See you there!