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.
The film also shares insight to the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom’s Teen Initiative – which consists of high school young women who want to break racial and religious barriers.
Powerful friendships are forged through understanding and sharing religious rituals, as well as leading civic and cultural activities aimed at combating prejudice and hate. Their unique approach to fighting hate has truly inspired a national movement of building peace in the wake of a divided America.
Emmy Award-Winning Directors and Producers Kirsten Kelly & Katie Taber are currently in production and plan for a 2019 release.
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