Please join us for the film Salaam Dunk (click link to view trailer). The movie is free but I believe they'll be accepting donations. The movie starts at 7 PM, please be sure to arrive early so we can sit together as a group. I don't see a rating, but I'm sure it's family friendly.
If anyone knows of a place nearby to meet for a bit of socializing before or after, please post in the comments below.
Two years ago, most of the women on the basketball team at the American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (AUIS) had never been running before. Many had never played sports. None had ever been on a team with other women. They came from all corners of Iraq to attend this prestigious school, but many cannot tell family back home they go to an "American" university.
Through traditional interviews and private confessional video diaries, Salaam Dunk follows the ethnically diverse AUIS women's basketball team as they discover what it means to be athletes. From the joy of their first win to the pain of losing the coach who started their team, the film gives a glimpse into an Iraq we don't see on the news.