A parable about the disintegration of an assimilated Muslim family in new Jersey who faced discrimination after 9/11.
This moving radio program brings the destructive and corrosive consequences of intolerance into vivid relief through the story of a Muslim family in New Jersey. The father, a Palestinian from the West Ban, and the mother, an American-born Muslim, cope with vandalism and the sudden ostracizing of their popular daughter, a fourth-grader, following 9/11. Through subtle interviews and narration, reporter Alix Spiegel helps these characters reflect on their experiences as they endure isolation and discrimination by their neighbors, their children’s teachers and friends.
Alix Spiegel, reporter; Diane Cook, producer; Julie Snyder, senior producer; Ira Glass, executive producer; produced by Chicago Public Radio; distributed by Public Radio international.