37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Same God

Same God FINAL

In 2015, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College, wanted to show her support for Muslim women in the midst of a political climate that was overwhelmed with anti-Muslim rhetoric. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook, asserting that Christians and Muslims worshipped the same God. Within days, Wheaton’s Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. This documentary follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, and religious freedom. Discussion with director Linda Midgett and subject Larycia Hawkins (UVA), moderated by Kurtis Schaeffer (UVA)

Supported by UVA’s Religion, Race & Democracy Lab


Saturday, November 3


8:30 PM


PVCC Dickinson Center

Film Info

Director: Linda Midgett

Runtime: 98 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Language: English

Featuring: Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Dr. Michael Mangis, Patti Mangis