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An Act of Worship

Season 35 Episode 3511 | 1hr 21m 37s

In An Act of Worship, Muslim-Americans recount the past 30 years of pivotal moments in U.S. history and policy from their own perspective. Weaving together observational footage of activists who came of age after 9/11, community-sourced home videos and evocative recollections from individuals impacted by incidents of Islamophobia, the film opens a window into their world through collective memory.

Aired: 10/16/22 | Expires: 02/01/24
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, Reva & David Logan Foundation, the Open Society Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding comes from Nancy Blachman and David desJardins, Bertha Foundation, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust, Park Foundation, Sage Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Chris and Nancy Plaut, Abby Pucker, Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee and public television viewers. POV is presented by a consortium of public television stations, including KQED San Francisco, WGBH Boston and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG.
Extras
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Ed Cage and his daughter Nicole talk about how he passed beatboxing on to the next generation.
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Yomi, who has a rare genetic disorder, asks her mom to tell her about the night she was born.
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Janaki and her big sister Melissa talk about how they really feel about each other.
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Aspiring social worker faces the uncertainty of life as a blind, undocumented immigrant.
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Lynn Weaver and his daughter talk about his father who worked as a janitor and chauffeur.
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At MIT, an alum follows four African students striving to become change agents for home.
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An intimate look behind the closed doors of the Chinese birth tourism industry in the US.
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A message from the filmmaker.
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Anatomy of a Scene from How to Have an American Baby with Leslie Tai.
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A filmmaker's conversations with her mom unveil intergenerational healing and a new start.