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Film Screening: Roxanne, and Discussion--Rising Against Hate with Shahid Iqbal and Atif Ali (Co-sponsored by Muslim Cultural Heritage Society)

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 27

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: Free, donations accepted

Enrollment: Open

Register By: Feb. 20

A young International student, Roxanne, comes to America to study political science. Ridding herself of her feudal family background, she changes her name from Rokhsana to Roxanne, and begins to assimilate in the modern passionate voices of reasoning. She has convictions, loves everyone, and stands for their rights. Justin is no exception when she falls in love, except he’s the only son of a conservative senator from Texas. Life takes a decisive turn when one night, her hijab-wearing Muslim roommate is assaulted on campus. Following the screening, there will be a question and answer time.

Roxanne is the first feature-length independent movie made by Writer/Producer Shahid Iqbal and Director Atif Ali. Roxanne was first screened in Nov. 2016 in Houston. Shahid Iqbal (Writer/Producer) has been writing plays and acting in various stage productions in Houston, Texas since early 2000.  Iqbal is also the founder and current President of Indus Arts Council, a nonprofit 501c3 organization with a mission to promote Pakistan arts and culture in the U.S. Atif Ali has directed several film and music productions since the 1990s. Ali has also been a board member and media director in Indus Arts Council since 2014.