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 Hamtramck, USA.