Anthology film Ramadan America to put the spotlight on Muslim families in the US

Anthology film Ramadan America to put the spotlight on Muslim families in the US

The groundbreaking production will also debut at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival.
Updated 07 Mar, 2024

Ramadan America, an anthology film featuring five stories about Muslim families in the US, set during Ramazan and Eid, is set to release on March 9 at The Hideout Theatre in Austin, Texas. Rifelion Media’s first-of-its-kind production not only stars American Muslims but is also written and directed by American Muslims.

The groundbreaking production will also be showcased at the Muslim House of this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 8. The festival’s Muslim House, a recurring event, provides dedicated space for American Muslim voices.

Ramadan America promises to span genres, themes and cultural nuances in its attempt to showcase the true spirit of Ramazan and Eid. Some of the actors featured in the film will also be Pakistani, while the executive producer of Ramadan America is Pakistani.

A trailer for the film is also up on YouTube. The two-minute video introduces us to a bunch of families, all caught up in their own struggles and celebrations, hinting at a lot of drama that unravels during sehri, and lasts till iftar. Viewers are also introduced to extended family members with cousins and aunts and uncles all gathering in one house for a big meal.

The anthology series will include The Eid Gift by director Jumai Yusuf, Nani’s Biryani by Hurriyah Muhammad, Gedu’s Gift by Amy Omar, Playmates by Kashif Pasta, and In the Meantime by Ijaaz Noohu.

Ramadan America promises a compelling journey, navigating the lives of Muslim Americans through stories that will touch your heart. While introducing audiences to the rich tapestry of cultures and traditions that make up the American mosaic, it strives for more inclusive and equitable media representation.


Syed Hasni Mar 05, 2024 05:02pm
Sounds like a great Plot! would love to watch it.
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Asad Mar 05, 2024 07:14pm
Good endeavor, much needed. Should have shown family with sons in the US armed forces and in front line.
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Syed Mar 05, 2024 07:41pm
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M. Shahid Yousuf Mar 05, 2024 10:44pm
To truly have impact, it would have to make it to Netflix.
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Taj Ahmad Mar 06, 2024 12:27am
American Muslims celebrate holy month Ramadan with true spirit of Islam. Most people gives money and distribute foods to poor families and donate clothes and shoes.
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M. Emad Mar 06, 2024 03:24pm
Pakistani-American Muslims celebrate holy Ramadan with truest spirit of Islam.
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M. A. Jalal Mar 06, 2024 09:42pm
Exciting. A good introduce of American Muslim neighbor Nextdoor.
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Laila Mar 08, 2024 06:45am
And how many of us live in Austin, Texas, the US? I dont. So how are we meant to view this? Will it be available for streaming on any platform accessible in Pakistan. I would prefer to watch that rather than the useless, unrealistic, stereotypical, nonsensical saas bahu regurgitated Ramadan special series we usually get in Pakistan. A show like the US one could be an eye opener for majority Pakistanis stuck in their cocoon of old and rigid ways refusing to understand that Muslims are diverse. Obviously no Pakistani TV channel will pick up the show as it doesn't conform to the hinduana saas bahu Shaadi Shaadi Shaadi shows and also costs money and will need subtitles or dubbing. Not long before somebody asks the court to ban it because it is destroying the moral fabric of our society and PEMRA will be working censor it.
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Shahzad Mar 12, 2024 12:02pm
Very nice. It is a good message to support the poor people and families.
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