In 2006, Dr. Laurel Adler and her vocational school system in southern California were asked to host a group of Egyptian educators to demonstrate their successful vocational training to them. The California school system did an outstanding job of preparing itself for the Egyptian visitors, setting aside a prayer space and learning some courtesy-level Arabic. As a result of the successful visit, Dr. Adler was invited back to Egypt by the visitors, where she was shown their efforts. She decided to film the visit as a "labor of love."
About the same time as the editing for her film was going on, a front-page story on Dave Grimland's presentations on Islam appeared in the Los Angeles Times (April 1, 2007). Dr. Adler called Dave and asked to come up with her cameraman to do an extended interview on his "educational" efforts in Montana (often sponsored by small grants from Humanities Montana), and included some footage of a presentation to a local church. Dave's interview comments were woven into the footage from California and Egypt as a kind of "commentary" that brought the efforts of both Americans and Egyptians together in a touching common goal. They were, in a sense, "Just Like Us" in sharing educational and social goals.
The editing was finally completed in 2008, and the 42-minute documentary was shown twice to statewide audiences on Montana PBS.