Muslim Youth Voices
The Muslim Youth Voices Project is a national three-year initiative of CAAM. It provides a supportive and creative space for an often misunderstood community in America to tell its own stories. The project gathered teens, ages 15 – 18, in New York City and Fremont, CA, for a free seven-day filmmaking intensive, led by noted filmmaker Musa Syeed and other media professionals from each city.
In HARMONY, Jude is conflicted between a rising music career and her faith. Meanwhile, an 11-year-old in AMNA MEANS PEACE is convinced that her calling is to save the world through activism. Worried about her looks, how could a good Bangla girl become FAIR & LOVELY for her mother? The first day of school can be a true test of character, especially for a hijab-wearing teenager with a powerful secret in WINGS OF FREEDOM.
Watch these and other shorts with remarkable insight and originality from the 2014 Muslim Youth Voices Project.
— Kar Yin Tham