An Act of Worship

An Act of Worship

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
Muslim-Americans recount the past 30 years of pivotal moments in U.S. history and policy from their own perspective.

Filmmakers Nausheen Dadabhoy, Heba Elorbany, Kristi Jacobson and Sofian Khan introduce the audience to a diverse range of Muslim Americans who recount the past 30 years of pivotal moments in U.S. history and policy from their own perspectives. The film weaves together observational footage of activists who came of age after 9/11, community-sourced home videos, and evocative recollections from individuals impacted by incidents of Islamophobia. The filmmaking team’s first-hand knowledge and intimate access to the Muslim community, allows the participants to present honest accounts of their experiences, told in their own words.

An Act of Worship made its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning nonfiction film series on PBS:

Run Time: 

85 min.

About POV 

Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television’s premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world’s boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives. POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award including 36 Emmys, 20 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards®, two George Polk Documentary Film Awards and the Prix Italia.

POV’s Community Engagement and Education team works with educators, community organizations and PBS stations to present more than 650 free screenings every year. In addition, POV distributes free discussion guides and standards-aligned lesson plans for each film. Learn more at or follow @povdocs on Twitter.