George Payne: There is something so refreshing and compelling about telling people’s stories when they have your complete attention, respect and cooperation. Because her interviewees trust her completely, Mara Ahmed’s engrossing documentary works on all levels. It intimately describes the lifestyles of Muslims living in a post 9/11 America with compassionate understanding and scholarly inquisitiveness. It is a film that asks hard questions but answers them with aplomb using the voices of brilliant American Muslim teenagers, articulate professors, well respected local religious leaders from Rochester, and her own friends and family members. More here.