Source: Pacific News Service
On March 14, 2004 the Pacific News Service reported that "the films, 'Oil Children,'and 'Born in the USA,' among more than a dozen being featured at the Muslim Film Festival March 13 at U.C. Berkeley, and April 24 at Santa Clara University. 'This is a significant milestone in the history of Muslim media arts,' Festival Director Juveria Aleem told Ras H. Siddiqui of Pakistan Link. 'We will be featuring great films which capture a mosaic of the Muslim issues and perspectives.' No single festival can draw the face of 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide, including 7 million in the United States -- but these documentaries and features by independent American and international filmmakers open a wide window through which to view the Muslim world."