People are hungry for a different story

“I had never seen myself represented in cinema, and I decided to tell this story”

-Nijla Mu’min
Writer, Director, Producer of Jinn
Recipient of the 2019 MPAC Media Award

It’s impossible for every American Muslim to identify with every character on screen. But can these diverse characters and stories open our perspectives to the diversity of our own communities? How do Muslim creatives balance the issue of “representation” with the content demands of the entertainment industry, and how do they make tough decisions on storylines under that pressure?


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