Sunday, November 25, 2007
Sealed the deal
This last weekend was The Big Mix Up in Houston, TX which I shot for the film. I met a lot of cool new folks including finally meeting Sheikh Hashim Alaudeen. We shot a good number of hours with him after the event at a Houston Middle Eastern restaurant. A strange encounter ensued when we engaged two Egyptian women who were sitting and eavesdropping on our discussion about ambiguous racial appearances and racial/ethnic identity. They didn't want to be on camera but one of them was so abrasive towards us that she couldn't help but want to bring up our sectarian religious differences, which was completely unrelated to the subject.
Special thanks to Shiraz Jafri who came out on Saturday to operate camera.
It looks like the US portion of the film is done filming. Now moving onto Iran.
*The above photo was taken during our layover in Phoenix.