Film

A Latinx Muslim Narrative

I am a documentary filmmaker from Los Angeles with a focus on social-justice issues like gender equality, immigration and healthcare reform. Like many of my creative peers, I believe the tradition of storytelling is vital because it affirms one’s own experiences and reflects back narratives that makes spaces for others to exist….

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Muslim Ms. Marvel Issues Reign of Terror

You might know Kathreen Khavari, an Iranian-American actress, as the voice of Muslim Ms. Marvel in the popular Avengers Assemble cartoon series. She is also unleashing a Reign of Terror in response to Donald Trump and the current state of America. Reign of Terror is a three-part YouTube series that follows a focus group seemingly organized to discuss…

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American filmmaker quotes Qur’an

Popular American filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola speaking at a press conference at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival (MIFF) quoted the Qur’an, specifically Surah Al Fatiha giving emphasis to the message of peace, mercy, tolerance and love advocated by the Holy Book. “If you know the Qur’an, the first words…

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Disney Pixar: Sanjay’s Super Team

Disney-Pixar recently released the teaser for the upcoming Sanjay’s Super Team. The animated short—the first from the studio that features an Indian-American family as the main characters—focuses on a young boy who would rather spend his day watching superheroes on TV than partake in his dad’s religious meditation. The seven-minute…

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