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Unveiling the Lens: We Need More Muslim Filmmakers

When I close my eyes, I can envision the silhouette of my younger self sitting in a crevice between my grandmother’s legs and her very Egyptian golden sofa, which held one too many pillows on its belly. I sip Ahmed Tea as she flicks through the Arabic channels – the only television I knew that…

Movie and entertainment industry items, including a box of popcorn a movie clapboard and a strip of 35mm film

Why Muslims Need to Step Up Our Presence in the Film Industry

When I was attending university at UC Riverside, I worked at a place on campus called the Middle Eastern Student Center, where I met and befriended (as you can imagine) students from all different Middle Eastern, South East Asian, and North African backgrounds. The best part of that experience was the opportunity to converse with…