Hamtramck, USA

Once a city that was 90% Polish, Hamtramck became the first Muslim majority city in America. Now, this new wave of immigrants aim to gain representation in city hall.

Hamtramck, USA follows Kamal Rahman, a Bangladeshi candidate for Mayor, Fadel al-Marsoumi, a 23 year old Iraqi immigrant running for City Council, as well as the current mayor, Karen Majewski, Hamtramck’s first female mayor in the city’s 100 year lineage of Polish mayors. Throughout the election, candidates look to build support, coalitions, and partnerships across ethnic and religious lines.

Weaved into the election season, the film showcases the vibrant life, celebrations, and culture of those who call this city home.

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Credits

Directors:

Razi Jafri, Justin Feltman

Executive Producer:

Doug Blush

Producer:

Razi Jafri, Justin Feltman

Editor:

Luther Clement-Lam

Sound Designer:

Lianna Squillace

Music:

Colleen Burke

Principal Cast:

Abraham Aiyash, Fadel Almarsoumi, Karen Majewski, Kamal "Asm" Rahman

Additional Credits:

Colorist: Timothy Fryett, Camera Operator: Elaine Cromie, Camera Operator: Petter Dahlgren, Camera Operator: Viviana Gold, Camera Operator: Sam Ogletree, Camera Operator: Nathan Rockwell, Camera Operator: Lauren Santucci

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Justin Feltman
Mixed Media Productions, LLC
jdfeltman@gmail.com
1-703-400-3102

Publicity Contact:

Jacki St. Thomas
jacki@jiveprdigital.com
310-625-7799

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Documentary"]

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

93 mins