Written by Jamil Khoury
Directed by Dale Heinen
February 21-27, 2019
Obstacle Course is a 45-minute video play adapted from Jamil Khoury's stage play Mosque Alert. Set in Naperville, Illinois, the film explores reactions to a proposed Islamic Community Center on the site of a beloved landmark. Allyship, municipal politics, and Islamophobia all intersect in this head-on collision between Not In My Backyard fear mongering, well-intentioned liberalism, and the peaceful practice of faith.
Each presentation will be followed by a lively conversation led by Jamil Khoury that will engage with the complex ideas and emotions brought to light by the video play.