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Once a city that was 90% Polish, Hamtramck, Michigan became the first Muslim majority city in America. Now, this new wave of immigrants seek to gain representation in City Hall. Hamtramck, USA follows Kamal Rahman, a Bangladeshi candidate for Mayor, Fadel al-Marsoumi, a 23-year-old Iraqi immigrant running for City Council, as well as the current mayor, Karen Majewski, Hamtramck’s first female mayor in the city’s 100-year lineage of Polish mayors. Throughout the election, candidates look to build support, coalitions, and partnerships across ethnic and religious lines. Woven into the election season, the film showcases the vibrant life, celebration, and culture of those who call Hamtramck home. At the end of the election, regardless of who ultimately wins, Hamtramck will need to come together to face the many challenges ahead.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Razi Jafri, Justin Feltman