On A Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly

On A Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly

Sat, 10/30/2010 - 8:00pm

Credit: APT

A Muslim-American man tries to obtain a pilot's license against tides of negative public perception.

On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly airs Saturday, October 30 at 8 p.m. on WXXI WORLD (cable 524/DT21.2).

On a Wing and a Prayer follows one Muslim -American man on his quest to obtain a pilot’s license. But will the “land of opportunity” deny Monem his dream in the aftermath of 9/11 and in the face of heightened domestic security? The cinema verité-style documentary reveals a funny, loveable, altogether human Muslim- American as he pursues the American dream.

Stay tuned to WXXI World after On a Wing and a Prayer for Rain in a Dry Land at 9 p.m. Rain in a Dry Land chronicles a year in the lives of two Somali Bantu families as they leave behind a legacy of slavery in Africa to face new challenges in a new land. This film about time and culture shock also reveals the experiences of recent Muslim immigrants in post-9/11 America.

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