“We used water to create these moments of wonder for Maira’s character.”
CAAM’s Muslim Youth Voices program filmmaker delivers a powerful poem on beauty and blackness.
“I have an appreciation for the struggle of having to prove oneself to your male counterparts, and that’s what inspired me to tell this story from a woman’s perspective.”
“Flip the Record,” “Our Time,” and “Black Muslim Woman” are part of the lineup from CAAM filmmakers.
The competition is dedicated to showcasing emerging Asian Pacific American directors with unique perspectives of the APA experience.
“CAAM has the unique ability to operate at the emotional level of narrative, which can often be more expansive and liberating than policy work.”