POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 22, Episode 1 New Muslim Cool
First Aired: June 23, 2009
Season 22 opens with "New Muslim Cool," which chronicles the life of likable Hamza Pérez, a Puerto Rican Islam convert and talented rap artist (he teams with his brother Sulíman in M-Team) who moves to Pittsburgh to help form a Muslim community. Filmed over a period of several years, the documentary traces his growing maturity and understanding of his faith, which is tested by an FBI raid on his mosque and the loss of a job he cherished---teaching prison inmates about his faith and life itself.