THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN Debuts on HBO Tonight
THE EDUCATION OF MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN takes the viewer inside a tightly knit Muslim community in the economically depressed Detroit-Hamtramck neighborhood, focusing on the children who attend a traditional Islamic school, Al-Ikhlas.
The film captures a year where the kids and their neighborhood have an unwelcome visitor, notorious Quran-burning Florida preacher Terry Jones, who arrives to provoke them with hateful rhetoric and anti-Muslim demonstrations.
How the community reacts to this challenge is the heart of the film, which gives a quietly searing view of a post 9-11 America that is struggling to live up to its promise of tolerance and civil justice for all. The HBO presentation debuts MONDAY, JAN. 6 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT).
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 7 (5:45 a.m.), 9 (7:45 a.m., 7:45 p.m.), 12 (1:15 p.m.), 17 (3:15 p.m.), 20 (11:00 a.m.), 23 (4:30 p.m.) and 26 (5:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 8 (8:00 p.m.), 27 (3:15 p.m.), Feb. 1 (5:20 a.m.), 11 (3:45 a.m.) and 19 (1:50 a.m.)