Fordson: Faith, Fasting, and Football Trailer (2011)
The trailer for Fordson: Faith, Fasting, and Football.
Fordson is a feature length documentary film that follows four talented high school football players from Dearborn Michigan during the last ten days of the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan. The film begins on September 11, 2009 and is set against the backdrop of the stunningly beautiful Fordson High School, which was once all white, but now boasts a 98% Arab population. As our team readies itself to play its affluent, cross town rival, we unearth the adversity faced by a community that is desperately holding onto its Islamic faith while struggling to gain acceptance in post 9-11 America. Through the eyes of the team, their coaches, and their fans, we get an unprecedented glimpse inside the lives of a community that is home to the largest concentration of Arabs in any city outside of the Middle East, and their determination to hold on to the American Dream.