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One Nation Film Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2008 One Nation Online Film Contest!!

After our online voters selected their favorites, our panel of judges screened and voted on your top picks. The winners and their entries are below; feel free to view them and leave a comment!

 

Get ready for news of our next online film contest, which we'll launch this spring.


Grand Prize

Arab in America"Arab in America"
by Nabil Abou-Harb

"Arab in America" chronicles the journey of an American-born character named, "Osama Ahmed Abou-Bakr" and his plight to find a job in America's post-9/11 atmosphere. The story highlights the hardships of Middle Easterners and Muslims living in the United States of America. The character, "Osama", a recent college graduate, cannot get anyone to hire him so he resorts to a drastic measure: he changes his name from "Osama Ahmed Abou-Bakr" to the more appealing "Samuel Adam Baker". Instantly, he's offered a high-paying job at a prestigious company. However, concealing his true identity turns into a daunting task that unfortunately "Sam" cannot keep up and eventually comes clean. The script is loosely based on real-life events that continue to plague Nabil's cousin, Nidal Abo-Hareb, his father, Zouheir Abou-Harb, his brother, Osama Abou-Harb, and himself.

Nabil Abou-Harb


60-Second Spot

The Teacher"The Teacher"
by Scott P. Harris

A brief look at a high school physics teacher who provides his students with a different view of Muslims.

Mediha Sandhu


American Muslim Women

The Colors of Veil"The Colors of Veil"
by Jehan S. Harney

Kimberly King is a former US soldier who ultimately found her identity in wearing the veil. She also became a vanguard of the growing American-Muslim community.

Jehan S. Harney


The American Muslim Life

Arab in America"Arab in America"
by Nabil Abou-Harb

"Arab in America" chronicles the journey of an American-born character named, "Osama Ahmed Abou-Bakr" and his plight to find a job in America's post-9/11 atmosphere. The story highlights the hardships of Middle Easterners and Muslims living in the United States of America. The character, "Osama", a recent college graduate, cannot get anyone to hire him so he resorts to a drastic measure: he changes his name from "Osama Ahmed Abou-Bakr" to the more appealing "Samuel Adam Baker". Instantly, he's offered a high-paying job at a prestigious company. However, concealing his true identity turns into a daunting task that unfortunately "Sam" cannot keep up and eventually comes clean. The script is loosely based on real-life events that continue to plague Nabil's cousin, Nidal Abo-Hareb, his father, Zouheir Abou-Harb, his brother, Osama Abou-Harb, and himself.

Nabil Abou-Harb


Two Faiths, One Film

LadyLike"LadyLike"
by Safiya Songhai

Sometimes it is the person you least expect who will give you the shirt off of their back.

Safiya Songhai


Youth Story

Green Blue Sea"Green Blue Sea"
by Rolla Selbak

An inspirational profile of a young Muslim Scuba Diver with a deep love and respect for the sea and the world around him.

Rolla Selbak