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Perilous Policies of Xenophobia

We explore contemporary xenophobia through the lens of the film Where Hands Touch, set in Germany between WW1 & WW2. Its a story about the existence and ostracisation of Black German Nationals. This historical narrative informs current xenophobia that exists in Europe currently, the policies being passed to restrict immigration, and the role German Chancellor Angela Merkal has played in dealing with Europe’s influx of refugees. We juxtapose Europe’s xenophobia to America’s xenophobia of immigrants, refugees, Muslim Americans, and what type of policies are being advocated for the Muslim American community


Amma Asante, Writer and Director Twitter: @AmmaAsante

Hoda Hawa, Director of Policy and Advocacy – Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Twitter: @hodahawa


About “The Mike Muse Show”

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“The Mike Muse Show” sits at the intersection of Music x Pop Culture x Policy. The show features music and conversation with guests ranging from athletes, entertainers, policy advocates and cultural icons to discuss social issues of the day.

Previous guests thus far have included Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Common, Andra Day, Anquan Boldin, Enes Kanter, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Akon, and Nina Yang Bongiovi to name a few. The “Mike Muse Show” is the melding of several cross-sections of society to create provocative conversation. The “Mike Muse Show” will air on Sirius XM Satellite Radio on the top rated Insight Channel reaching a potential of our 35 million subscribers.

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