The Rumi Forum presented Prince Among Slaves Film Screening and Discussion with the Producer Alex Kronemer
Prince Among Slaves is a documentary film that could not be more relevant today, as we face the realities of racial and religious misunderstanding. We look to heroes in our communities that are able to personify a message of hope and change. As with all great American stories, Prince Among Slaves has the power to unite our diverse communities around a story of hope and perseverance against all odds. In partnership with the filmmaker’s grassroots interfaith dialogue initiative, 20,000 Dialogues this screening included break-away dialogue facilitated by the Rev. Carol Flett, Interfaith Programs Coordinator at the Washington National Cathedral, and the film’s Executive Producer Alex Kronemer spoke about the making of the film.
Prince Among Slaves is narrated by acclaimed hip hop artist and actor Mos Def, and it recently best documentary at the American Black Film Festival. Produced by award-winning filmmakers, Michael Wolfe and Alexander Kronemer of Unity Productions Foundation, the film is directed by Andrea Kalin (Partners of the Heart, The Pact) and Bill Duke is the Director of Reenactments (A Raisin in the Sun, A Rage in Harlem). Supported with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Black Programming Consortium, this 60 minute film has been has been seen on PBS by millions of viewers.
Alex Kronemer, co founder of Unity Productions Foundation is a lecturer on religious diversity and cross-cultural communication. He has a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University and has appeared on CNN numerous times, including during its historic coverage of the Hajj. His work has been supported by numerous grants, including the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Packard Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Montgomery County Commission on the Humanities, and a Halberstam Writing Fellowship. As a lecturer, he has delivered talks on religious diversity and Islam for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State, FBI, the World Affairs Council, the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, at many universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, and Penn State, and for numerous private corporations, including Nike, Aetna, and Walt Disney World.