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Why the World Needs Muslim Heroes - A Banquet to Benefit UPF
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Oak Brook, IL
Why the World Needs Muslim Heroes
A Banquet to Benefit Unity Productions Foundation
March 9th, Saturday
Oak Brook Hills Marriot Resort - 6pm
$100/person, $1000 per table of 10
**By IRS regulations, as goods & services are received,
the value of the donation for each $100 ticket is $50.
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Zaki Anwar, Rasheed Ahmed, Maleeha Ahsan, Ayesha Akbar, Mir M. Ali, Bilal Ansari, Imtiaz Arain, Khaja Asadullah, Mazen Asbahi, Tariq Butt, Nashib Hashmi, Hasina Javed, Nasar Katariwala, Aftab Khan, M. Raza Khan, Shafqut Khan, Hind Makki, Naveed K.Mallick, Khalil Memon, Irfan Mirza, Omar Nasib, Saif Nazir, Salmaan Qadeer, Numair Rashid, Tahir Rohail, Saima Sabah, Dilara Sayeed, Suhail Khan, and Ahmed Shabaan
UPF will be announcing & showing a film trailer from its latest film in development
-Noor Khan: A True Story of a Heroic Muslim Woman of WWII
There have been thousands of films about World War II. But little attention has ever been given to the Muslim heroes of that time. Until now.
UPF is fundraising for a film telling the inspiring, true story of a Muslim woman who opposed Hitler and helped launch the French Resistance. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. She grew up in France, in a religious Muslim household and was a delicate girl. Forced to flee her home when the Nazis invaded, she joined a secret effort to start the French Resistance movement. Betrayed by a double agent for the Gestapo, she was finally arrested and sent to the infamous Dachau prison camp. There, she refused to give any information until murdered by the Nazis. Defiant to the end and firm her faith, the last words she shouted her execution were "Liberte!" Freedom.
Founded by American Muslims Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer, Unity Productions Foundation is the producer of 9 award-winning films including: Muhammad Legacy of a Prophet, Allah Made Me Funny: The Movie, and Islamic Art. UPF runs a countering Islamophobia project that has trained hundreds of U.S. Government officials, a 20,000 Dialogues educational outreach project and works in Hollywood to get the Muslim story right. Watch clips and more at www.upf.tv
TIME & LOCATION
6pm Book signing by
Michael Wolfe (The Hadj, One Thousand Roads to Mecca)
Followed by Dinner, UPF Presentation,
& Comedian Azhar Usman Performance (www.azhar.com)
Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
For more Information contact:
Dr. Zaki Anwar (312) 593-7246, firstname.lastname@example.org
Reema Kamran (630) 640-9422, email@example.com
Roohi Younus (815) 370-6106, firstname.lastname@example.org
To see clips of UPF Films visit www.upf.tv and click on WATCH
UPF is a Non-Profit Tax-Exempt 501(c)3 Educational Foundation • EIN
770519274 • Contributions are tax-deductible • UPF is enrolled in the
federal government’s charitable campaign code #30916. Charities
approved by this campaign are required to submit extensive review of
their financial and governance practices prior to acceptance.