On February 4, 2014, from 4:00-6:00pm in the Education Building room 115, there will be a film screening of The Long Road to The Hall of Fame and a discussion to follow with the film’s creator, Moroccan filmmaker and Italy Center film professor, Reda Zine.
Reda Zine (a Moroccan filmmaker, professor, activist and musician) is the creator of the documentary film The Long Road to the Hall of Fame, which focuses on the life of Tony King. King was one of the first African American football players in the NFL in the 1960’s. He experienced the struggle for civil rights firsthand–and inspired by Malcolm X, he converted to Islam. King worked security for Louis Farrakham, and now is head of security for the Hip Hop group Public Enemy. Through his discussion, Zine will draw parallels between Tony King’s involvement in the civil rights movement and the Arab Spring, Islam and activism, and the connections between current struggles in Europe and past American movements.