This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
Omer M. Mozaffar teaches at Loyola University Chicago, where he is the Muslim Chaplain, teaching courses in Theology and Literature. He has given thousands of talks on Islam since 9/11. He is also a Hollywood Technical Consultant for productions on matters related to Islam, Arabs, South Asians.
In 2009, Roger Ebert named him as one of his “Far Flung Correspondents.” In 2011, the Graham School of the University of Chicago honored him with an “Excellence in Teaching Award” in Humanities, Arts and Sciences. He is a lifelong Chicagoan, involving himself in various educational, social service and charitable projects.
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A piece examining the themes in the three films directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan.
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The RogerEbert.com staff's Oscar pick for Best Documentary.
A review of Destined from the Chicago International Film Festival.
The fourth and final part in a series on the images of Islam in Western cinema.
The third part in a series on the way Islam is represented in Western cinema.