University of Wisconsin – Madison Event

United Through Engagement: Real Life Stories of Reconciliation

From executive producer Malala Yousafzai and director Joshua Seftel comes ‘Stranger at the Gate,’ a 2023 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Short Film that tells one story of how an act of compassion can stop an act of hate.

An Afghan refugee named Bibi Bahrami — and the members of her Indiana mosque — encounter a U.S. Marine, Richard “Mac” McKinney, who has a secret plot to bomb their mosque. But when they come face to face, the Marine’s plan takes an unexpected turn toward grace, transformation and hope.

On March 20, Bibi Bahrami and Mac McKinney will join for a screening and panel discussion on the film along with Masood Akhtar, president and founder of We are Many – United Against Hate.

The event is co-hosted by the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement and the Division for Teaching and Learning.

Event details

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: Marquee Cinema, Union South