The MPAC Hollywood Bureau partnered with the Writers Guild Foundation and MuslimARC for a discussion that challenges the damaging tropes seen on screen by highlighting more authentic depictions of Black Muslim identities created by talented Black Muslim screenwriters.
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0:10 -- How do you address when you get blowback about sharia law and other questions that don’t even relate to the story you are trying to tell?
2:26 -- Black Muslim love is not translated onto the small screen which will not end up making it to the big screen. Is there anything in the pipeline with a story about black Muslim love?
8:08 -- How do you raise funds for your work?
10:48 -- What are the challenges that you face dealing with the white executives that don’t understand the nuances of black Muslim culture as you create content?
13:57 -- Have you felt like the community criticizes your work? How are you dealing with the support or criticism of the community when trying to create authentic stories?
19:52 -- What are your takeaways from this conversation? Are you working on any projects that we can support?
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