DECEMBER 10, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Reception 6:30 PM

Presented by The Dallas Morning News and The Dallas Institute

A conversation with filmmaker and nationally syndicated columnist Aisha Sultan


Sultan’s work has run in more than a hundred publications, including The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. Her work explores social change and how it impacts families. She is a native Texan transplanted to the Midwest, living with her husband, two children and an adoring puppy in St. Louis.

Her film, she says, is about a well-intentioned mother who “finds herself in awkward situations at a playground playdate and her daughter’s princess birthday party. [The] film takes a nuanced look at the unexamined assumptions we make about people who are different from us. It is especially resonating with audiences who have been made to feel they don’t quite belong in a place.”

The film premiered at the San Jose International Short Festival and was presented at the St. Louis International Film Festival and Citizen Jane, to sold-out crowds and amazing reviews.

Sultan is a Muslim American filmmaker debuting her first film. The emotional feedback from audiences is a reminder of why the cast and crew poured their hearts into this timely and urgent message about trying to break down barriers between groups of people.

For more information on Aisha visit her aishasultan.com

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