Season Premiere of P.O.V. Tonight on PBS

Posted on June 23, 2009
Even though the Independent Lens season has come to an end, you can still catch some of the best Indie films on our sister series P.O.V., which kicks off its season with NEW MUSLIM COOL tonight at 10:00 PM on PBS (check local listings). Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself. NEW MUSLIM COOL takes viewers on Hamza's ride through streets, slums and jail cells—following his spiritual journey to some surprising places in an America that never stops changing. Produced in association with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Learn more about NEW MUSLIM COOL >>

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