Local filmmaker screens Rabia in Avon
AVON, Colorado Local filmmaker, Muhammad Ali Hasan, will be screening his latest film Rabia at Loaded Joes Coffee Shop tonight at 9 p.m. Hasan, who directed and wrote Rabia, will answer questions after the screening.
Rabia is a film that is loosely based on the story of Palestines first female suicide bomber, Wafa Idris. However, Hasan said that the movie does not promote terrorism. I condemn all forms of terrorism, Hasan said. As someone who has traveled the Muslim world, I dont think the terrorists hate our freedoms. If we did more to understand the psychology behind a suicide bomber, our efforts would be more effective, which benefits all Americans, our allies, and our men and women overseas. Its an issue that we can address more intelligently. Currently, Rabia is having a successful film festival run. It recently took home Best Film awards from the Show Off Your Short Film Festival of Hollywood, the Gone With The Film Festival and the Park City Film Music Festival. Rabia will soon be screening in the Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival and the Durango Independent Film Festival. This is not an anti-American or anti-Israeli film, said Erick Crespo, the movies cinematographer. This movie examines the different paths that lead people to suicide bombing and many will be surprised at what causes this problem. Hasan was born in Pueblo, and has lived in Eagle County since he was eleven. He recently received his masters degree in Film Directing from Chapman University. Hasan also serves as a political commentator on BBC Radio and Fox News. His travels to the Muslim world fuel most of commentating insights. Rabia screens tonight at Loaded Joes of Avon at 9 p.m. Hasan will attend the screening.
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