Talking Through Walls: How the Struggle to Build a Mosque Unites a Community

2007     1 x 60 min     Color: Widescreen Digital     16:9     English

A production of Unity Production Foundation in association with Spark Media

Produced & Directed by:
Andrea Kalin
Mark Smith
Stephanie Daniels

Executive Producers:
Alexander Kronemer
Michael Wolfe

Two years after the 9/11 attacks, Zia Rahman went before the zoning board in his hometown of Voorhees, New Jersey. He had applied to build a mosque on the site of a derelict building he was ready to purchase. A storm of controversy erupted, along with rumors the mosque would attract extremists and terrorists. As the opposition mounted, a local environmental activist spoke in support of Rahman’s plans and gathered together her neighbors. They formed the Coalition for a Multi-faith Democracy and now that the mosque has been built, continue their work by building interfaith bridges in the community.