American Muslim's desire to fly on film

The movie On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick.

This movie, which features Monem Salam and his family, about Salam's inconvenient dream: since childhood he has wanted to get his pilot's license. Several years after 9/11, he decides it's safe to try. The call from the FBI is only the beginning of his problems.

The one-hour film alternates between gentle humor and white-knuckle moments as it delves into the life of a devout Muslim American family as they pursue happiness and the American dream.

The community is invited to come and see this film and discussion afterward at the Tri-Tech multipurpose room, 5929 W. Metaline St., Kennewick.