In 2003, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, a Kuwaiti psychologist, graduate of Columbia Business School and father of four young boys, had an idea: create a comic book series with roots in Islam and Islamic culture. Al-Mutawa came up with the concept of The 99: a team of superheroes, each one exemplifying one of the 99 attributes of Allah. Within the Islamic world, Al-Mutawa hoped these new role models would counter the growing tide of political and religious extremism. But when Al-Mutawa launches the comic series, he runs up against suspicion from Muslims and the harsh realities of the global marketplace.
When: Tue, October 4, 2011
Light refreshments: 6:00 PM
Screening 6:30 PM
Post-Screening Discussion 8:00 PM
Where: Delancey Street Theater