Sunday, September 1st Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. @ Library Room CL-3 on the 2nd Floor.
-While the media proclaims a clash between Islam and the West, a group of Muslim Hip Hop artists emerge and attempt to confront this paradox while struggling to find a balance between their western culture and Islam.
Deen Tight documents the global impact/effect that Western pop culture (namely hip hop) has on Islam (both in Western Muslim cultures and Arab Muslim cultures). Filmed on location in the United States, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, our story focuses on the perceived conflict between traditional religious ideals and modernity as well as both the positives and negatives of Western pop culture on todays’ Muslim youth.
Music, considered taboo practice for many “traditional” Muslims, has also become one of the most prominent methods for Muslims to share their faith internationally. Hip Hop is a global phenomenon reaching from the skyscaper laden skies of New York all the way to the deep deserts of Arabia and beyond. It is a subculture that transends boundaries, language, gender, and religion. Deen Tight brings to the screen the untold story of Western Muslims struggling to find a balance between their culture and religion.