Reviews and Festivals
"This thoughtful program profiles five American Muslims living in New York City...Filmed between the [Muslim] ban and the Supreme Court decision to uphold it, this enlightening program would spark discussion on these important issues. Good way to get teens talking about the Muslim-American experience."
"Does an excellent job of highlighting the struggles Muslim Americans have had to face, not just recently, but over the last 20 years...This film also does a great job of explaining the differences between culture and religion and addresses the misconception that strict gendered policies, in countries like Saudi Arabia, are informed by Islam...I highly recommend this film for any high school or academic library as well as alongside any U.S. Government curricula."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Should be seen by every middle school and high school child in this country."
— The Wrap
"Adam Zucker takes us on a tour of Islamic communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. From longtime American citizens to wary recent immigarnts, Zucker portrays a pivotal time in the lives of human beings, many of whom arrived here fleeing abuse from the very dictators the president opposes."
— The Bay Area Reporter
"Adam Zucker's film is a timely and urgent portrait of a community seeking to combat hate with love. An important film...about the absolute vitality of solidarity. Especially interfaith and intercommunal solidarity."
"A triumphant look at compassion...Sensitive, urgent and alarming film...Accurate and precise, Zucker conceives a touching and detailed production, spanning generations...A powerful statement on faith, integrity and humanitarian values."
— Brazilian Press
"One of the most important films at DOC NYC, this is a film everyone should see."
— Unseen Films
"Adam Zucker's documentary American Muslim is well worth
your while. Framed around the Trump administration's Muslim ban,
Zucker's film examines the daily lives of five Brooklyn Muslims and
discusses a number of contentious issues: stereotyping, sex segregation
in the Muslim community, 9/11, and civil rights."
"Award-winning filmmaker Adam Zucker hopes his new film American Muslim will inspire interfaith discussion, action and empathy."
— Jewish Week
"Viewers will get a better idea of what it means to be both a proud American and a devout Muslim."
— Times of Israel
"[Zucker's] latest documentary will have reverberations way beyond the confines of a movie screen."
— The Village Sun
Arab Film Festival
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival