Project REACH is coordinating monthly movie showings at the American Islamic Heritage Museum. A variety of movies will be screened including documentaries, dramas, comedies, and international films, followed up by group discussions. We will focus on movies exploring self identity, culture, history, global awareness, and more - especially as they relate to being a young Muslim in America today.

We plan to kick off our Movie Showings this Saturday, June 9th! We'll be watching and discussing the documentary 'Koran By Heart', a coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

Storyline: 110 kids from the Islamic world are chosen and arrive in Cairo for the world's oldest Koran reciting contest. KORAN BY HEART follows two boys from Senegal and Tajikistan, and a little girl from Maldives - who go head-to-head with kids nearly twice their age in the pronunciation, recitation and perfected memorization of the Qur'an. Even as their own future hangs in the balance, they are caught between fundamentalist and moderate visions of Islam.

After the event, we'll also be interviewing/videotaping youth and volunteers for our project REACH promotional video to be shown at Community Cafe ... so those of you interested can stick around for that!

Please spread the word about this event & we look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 5pm at the American Islamic Heritage Museum (2315 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE, Washington DC).  If you have any questions or are interested in helping coordinate future movie showings please contact Sarah Kureshi (

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