#Film&Friends Presents: Fouzia Najar

December 15, 2015

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

2439 18th St NW

Free

To keep the good momentum from last week going, we are very excited to invite you all to our next event, with filmmaker Fouzia Najar, who will screen three disparate shorts on topics including NYPD surveillance of Muslim communities, the war in Kashmir and media responsibility. We expect this to be a great, timely conversation!

Doors open at 7; screenings and discussion begin promptly at 8!

Fouzia’s bio and info on the films:

Fouzia Najar is a Kashmiri-American filmmaker from Buffalo, NY. She has worked for award-winning production companies Kartemquin Films, ABC All Media Company and Jigsaw Productions, and her work has aired on The Weather Channel and CNN. Fouzia most recently worked on a documentary series that examines the death penalty in America and on developing a new miniseries on genius. She received her M.F.A. from Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, a program dedicated to innovative storytelling over transmedia platforms.

We will be watching and discussing three works, two of which are in progress:

1 – Untitled (NYPD / CUNY)
Four Muslim college students relay their stories of surveillance on their campuses by the NYPD.

2 – Semiotics of Islam: A Primer for Kuffar
A woman redefines everyday items commonly found in a Muslim home in this short film inspired by Martha Rosler’s 1975 experimental seminal opus.

3 – Untitled (Kashmir)
The filmmaker visits the homeland in this attempt to explicate the military conflict that affects her family.

Please be prepared to watch and offer your insights, questions and feedback for Fouzia as she develops these projects!

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