Stranger / Sister

A documentary film by Kirsten Kelly & Katie Taber



The United States is experiencing a surge in hate crimes as a tide of white supremacy gathers momentum nationwide. Muslim and Jewish communities are particularly at risk. Stranger/Sister is the story of two ordinary women, one Muslim and one Jewish, who dare to believe they can join hands to stop the wave of hate. Overcoming a long history of distrust between their two religions, they build a movement that turns strangers into sisters, challenging our assumptions about how to fight hate in America. Intimately following women from Sisterhood chapters in Austin, Chicago, and across the Nation, the Sisters build a powerful network of hope in a time of chaos and hate.


Filmed over the course of three years, Emmy-winning filmmakers, Kirsten Kelly and Katie Taber have worked with Sisters from across the nation to capture this powerful story. In Fall 2020, the film is launching a multi-year screenings and engagement campaign, working with an exciting list of partners such as The Pluralism Project at Harvard and Southern Poverty Law Center, among many others.

Upcoming Events

Event Dates Location Virtual/In Person
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival 2021 Feb 10-21, 2021 San Diego, CA Virtual
Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Teen Chapter Members Sneak Peek Dec 10, 2020 Virtual
Breaking through Walls: Young Women and Interfaith Conversations Nov 19, 2020 Virtual
Pluralism Project at Harvard Divinity School Sneak Peek Nov 17, 2020 Virtual
Fordham University Student Goup Sneak Peek Nov 12, 2020 Virtual
Austin Jewish Film Festival Nov 7-15, 2020 Austin, TX Virtual
American Academy of Religion Annual Conference Nov 1, 2020 Virtual
Twin Cities Film Festival Oct 17 – Nov 1, 2020 Minneapolis, MN Virtual
Northern Virginia Sisterhood of Saalam Shalom Chapter Sneak Peek Oct 11-18, 2020 Virtual
Miami Florida Sisterhood of Saalam Shalom Chapter Sneak Peek Oct 11-18, 2020 Virtual
Sisterhood of Saalam Shalom Sacramento Region Sneak Peek Oct 7-12, 2020 Virtual
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Oct 6-11, 2020 Chagrin Falls, OH Virtual
Disciples of Welcome UMC N. Carolina Sep 29, 2020 Virtual

For information on hosting a screening event, please contact [email protected]