The “The Secret Life of Muslims”, a series of short films featuring a diverse set of American Muslims speaking from their own respective experiences, has been nominated for the prestigious Peabody Award.
AltM’s own EIC Asma Uddin was one of the producers for this ground-breaking series, which has been featured on Vox, The USA Today Network, PRI’s The World, CBS Sunday Morning.
The series included short films featuring American Muslims including Khalid Latif, Linda Sarsour, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Reza Aslan, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Wajahat Ali, and used humor and empathy to showcase the views, lives and interests of American Muslims. Its aims was to “subvert stereotypes and reveal the truth about American Muslims,” and was directed by Emmy-nominated director Joshua Seftel.
It is a timely and important addition to the media portrayals of Muslims, with rising curiosity and misunderstanding about Muslims in America, and showcases the diversity of views, careers, talents, and accomplishments of the Muslim community.
Check out some of their best skits: