Doha Debates– Don't settle for a Divided World
Primaries August 08 VP

International premiere of

Hamtramck, USA

Watch on PBS WORLD or stream online between May 25 and June 8

Watch Hamtramck, USA

Hamtramck, USA

In 2015, Hamtramck, Michigan, a formerly majority Polish Catholic city, became the first Muslim-majority city in America. During election season, its new majority aims for representation in city hall. Hamtramck, USA follows the campaigns of Fadel al-Marsoumi, a young Iraqi immigrant running for City Council, and Karen Majewski, the first female mayor in Hamtramck’s 100-year lineage of Polish mayors. Throughout their campaigns, Karen and Fadel try to build support across ethnic and religious lines.

Doha Debates is an impact producer on this film. Hamtramck, USA is available to stream for free globally until June 8 and nationally until June 24 on your smart TV via the PBS App or at and


Resources for educators

Doha Debates and the Hamtramck, USA filmmakers have developed educational resources for teachers and other educators. Download our quick or full curriculum to help navigate the film with your students.