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Bilal's Stand (2009)

Showcased at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Bilal's Stand (www.bilalsstand.com) is about an upright black Muslim teen who works at his family's taxi stand in Detroit. But Bilal has dreams to attend a top university, and when his two lives collide, Bilal is forced to decide between keeping The Stand alive - and living the only life he has ever known - or taking a shot at social mobility. Based on a true story, UM grad Sharrief's debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen onscreen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema. Sharrief will give a brief talk back after the film.

This event is part of the LSA Theme Semester "What Makes Life Worth Living?" For more details, please visit the website at http://wmlwl.com/
Thursday, 04 November, 2010
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Helmut Stern Auditorium
University of Michigan
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525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
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