Thursday May 9th - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Walmart Museum World Room
Friday May 10th - 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago—wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. "I love my Muslim neighbor,” she wrote, “because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity....we worship the Same God."
Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the school’s actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? “Same God,” directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, explores the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedom...and Donald Trump.
Director(s): Linda Midgett
Writer(s): Linda Midgett & Lesley Kubistal
Producer(s): Linda Midgett, David Vanderveen, Abigail Disney, Kathleen Bolthouse Treat
Editor(s): Lesley Kubistal
Cinematographer(s): Doug Clevenger
Music Composer(s): Mike Esnault
Dr. Larycia Hawkins; Dr. Michael Mangis; Patti Mangis