America at a Crossroads: Homegrown: Islam in Prison
Radical Islam has spread throughout Europe. But will this militant mindset become “homegrown” and threaten the United States? A special in the "America at a Crossroads" series, "Homegrown: Islam in Prison" examines a crucial question: are U.S. prisons incubators for radical Islam and terrorist ideology, or is the rise of Islamic conversions behind bars a rare catalyst that is redeeming lives? The one-hour documentary airs nationally on PBS Monday, November 26, 2007 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).
"Homegrown: Islam in Prison" is one of the wide array of documentaries commissioned as part of the celebrated "America at a Crossroads" series. This initiative was designed to create an in-depth, provocative series of films exploring the challenges confronting the world post-9/11. The first 11 films in the series aired on PBS April 15-20, generating a strong audience response and critical acclaim.
Produced by Ginny Durrin.
Airs nationally on PBS Monday, November 26, 2007 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.
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