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36 Seconds: Portrait of a Hate Crime

Directed by Tarek Albaba

In 2015, three Muslim American students were eating dinner in their home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when Craig Hicks took their lives. The film charts the victims’ families’ agonizing overnight pivot from trauma to advocacy as they struggle together to prevent the deaths of their loved ones from being dismissed as the result of an alleged parking dispute. In 36 Seconds: Portrait of a Hate Crime, filmmaker Tarek Albaba makes an impassioned case for justice. They courageously speak the truth about the incident that has impacted their lives, how racism plays out in our society and the call to reform a legal system that is broken. From their story, we will witness the grace and the will to fight for justice amid devastating circumstances.

Expected Guests in Attendance: Director Tarek Albaba

Community Partners/Sponsor: Minami Tamaki


Open Captions: There are no open captions.
Closed Captions: There are no closed captions.
Audio Descriptions: There are no audio descriptions.
ASL Interpreters: There is no ASL interpretation.

Dates & Times


Roxie Theater

Sat, May 11
5:00 pm