Arab American Perspectives: Filmic Visions of Dearborn--Mike Mosallam


Tuesday, October 03, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
13624 Michigan Avenue , Dearborn, MI 48126 (map)

Mosallam, Breaking FastArab American Perspectives

Journalism and Media Production presents a film series illuminating the work of Arab American filmmakers with artists in attendance, presented in conjunction with the UM Arts Initiative, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Center for Arab American Studies, and Arab American National Museum. 

A full schedule of screenings can be found here: 

Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Breaking Fast (Mike Mosallam, 2020, 92min)

Set against the twinkling lights of West Hollywood, Breaking Fast is a romantic comedy that follows Mo, a practicing Muslim still reeling from heartbreak. When an All-American guy named Kal offers to join him in his nightly Iftars, the traditional meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan, meal after meal, the two start to discover they have more in common than meets the eye.The film features Haaz Sleiman (Apple+'s “Little America”), Michael Cassidy (“People of Earth”), and Amin El Gamal (“Good Trouble”). Film Threat writes: “With ‘Breaking Fast,’ (director Mike) Mosallam has created a beautiful, tender, and heartfelt movie. A wrong turn is never taken by either him or his extremely well-written characters.”


Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn

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Journalism and Media Production


Jennifer Proctor

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Movie / Film