Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Aug 9, 2020

Two brothers, abandoned as babies and raised by the local basketball coach, become the stars of their team. But when brother Josh’s ego gets too big for his small town, he goes his own way, and he and his brother Matt reenact the famous parable of the prodigal son. Eyad Zahra, director of the 2010 cult classic Muslim punk film The Taqwacores, is also a lifelong basketball fan. He joins us to discuss fasting for Ramadan while playing for his own high school basketball team, his Muslim NBA heroes, and the general cultural importance of sports.

Stream Eyad's film The Taqwacores on Prime Video:

Follow Eyad on Instagram:

View our full episode list and subscribe to any of our public feeds:

Unlock bonus episodes and invitations to monthly livestreams:

Follow us on Instagram:

Follow us on Twitter: