Ideal for families.
In writer-director Nijla Mu’min’s debut feature, an African-American teenager’s world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular TV meteorologist, abruptly converts to Islam, prompting both mother and daughter to reevaluate their identities.
Filmmaker Bio: Nijla Mu’min is a writer and filmmaker from the East Bay Area. Named one of “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine in 2017, she tells stories about black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, and Film Independent. Her short film Dream was acquired by Issa Rae Productions (Insecure, HBO) for online streaming. Her debut feature film, Jinn, premiered in narrative competition at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, where she won the Special Jury Recognition Award for screenwriting. The film was be released by Orion Classics on November 15th, 2018. She recently directed an episode of Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed television series “Queen Sugar.” She is a 2013 dual-degree graduate of CalArts MFA Film Directing and Writing Programs.