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The Center is pleased to co-sponsor a film screening and discussion with Negin Farsad, director of the award-winning 2012 documentary The Muslims Are Coming!  Together with Dean Obeidallah and several other Muslim-American comedians, Farsad toured the American “heartland” (including many Southern cities and towns) with two objectives: first, to dispel stereotypes through “Ask a Muslim” booths and Muslim-themed comedy shows, and second, to document the mixed responses that she and her fellow comics received. The documentary reflects Farsad and Obeidallah’s commitment to what they call “social justice comedy.”

Please join us at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 7 at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Building.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is planned and organized by the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. NCCAF will host its fourteenth annual comedy festival including over 160 acts of stand-up, sketch comedy, and musical improv in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Durham from February 6-16, 2014. The film screening and discussion are co-sponsored by UNC’s Department of American Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke’s Center for Muslim Life.

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