Black Muslim and Proud

  • FRIDAY - Bedrock of Brooklyn

    Friday is a short documentary that explores the community within and history of a mosque and religious space in New York that is known as the “bedrock of Brooklyn”. A film by Aisha Amin.

  • The Life of Omar Ibn-Said

    In this student-produced mini-documentary, Richard Wright students provide historical reference and insight into the process of acquisition, digitization, and conservation of the Library of Congress' most recent acquisition, "The Life of Omar Ibn Said," the only known autobiography still in exist...

  • Black and Muslim in Britain

    1 season

    A series exploring stories and dialogue around being Black and Muslim in Britain. ‘Black and Muslim in Britain’ was initiated in October 2016 with the intention of addressing the lack of faith representation during Black History Month in the UK, on its 30th anniversary.

    The series is a collectio...

  • Love Supreme: An Anatomy of Gratitude

    Preacher Moss is considered the “Godfather of Muslim Comedy.” He’s the founder of the groundbreaking comedy project, “Allah Made Me Funny,’ The Official Muslim Comedy Tour. Many of the present day Muslim comedians like Mo Amer, Hassan Minhaj, Ramy Youssef , and the like enjoy mainstream success, ...

  • Zahra and the Oil Man

    Zahra must go to work with her father, Hafeez the Oil Man, during the week because the family can’t afford camp.

    Zahra is a very brainy, quick witted and driven 10 year old filled with curiosity. Full of ideas, she wants to help her father’s struggling business, selling Muslim oils, soaps, and i...

  • Ismael: The Last Guardian of an Ancient Library

    Over 500 years ago, driven out by the Spanish Inquisition, Ismael Diadié's ancestors left Al-Andalus for Timbuktu. In 2012, Ansar al Din salafist fighters and their al Qaeda allies threatened to destroy the 500-year-old ancient Islamic library belonging to Diadié and his ancestors, which they had...

  • The Sunni Beard

    Philadelphia is known as "the city of brotherly love" and these brothas love their beards. The beard has a special significance in Philadelphia culture and is unlike any other city in America. There is a reason motivating a choice to grow or to shave, to groom, trim or leave alone. The Sunni Bear...

  • The Timbuktu Renaissance

    For most people, the name Timbuktu conjures images of an imaginary place at the edges of the Earth. While it’s true that Timbuktu is remote, it is far from mythic. The ancient city in northern Mali was for centuries a vibrant crossroad of trade, culture, scholarship and religious tolerance. It wa...

  • Black American Muslim

    “I could choose to hide… but, Islam gives me a place to hope for better,” says Lawrence Coleman. He has experienced most of his life through the layered lens of three identities: Black, American and Muslim. Throughout his life, balancing those identities has posed some unique struggles for Colema...

  • Djenne & the Dogon - A Thousand Years To Tombouctou

    Onuora Abuah travels to Mali, West Africa where he begins an 800km journey to the ancient city of Tombouctou whilst orating the 1000 year history of the combined empires of Wagadu (Ghana), Mali and Songhai.

  • Mooz-Lum

    Amid a strict Muslim upbringing and a social life he's never had, Tariq enters college confused. New peers, family and mentors help him find his place, but the 9-11 attacks force him to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

  • In Conversation Ibtihaj Muhammad and Darren Walker

    Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker on what it means to be a woman of color, Muslim, American, and an athlete in the current political and historical moment.

  • The Rise of Islam in Mali

    Onuora Abuah travels to Mali, West Africa where he begins an 800km journey to the ancient city of Tombouctou whilst orating the 1000 year history of the combined empires of Wagadu (Ghana), Mali and Songhai.

  • The Swahili Beat

    An upbeat look at the history of the Swahili people of Kenya and Tanzania's East African coast. The film takes viewers along the coast from the fabled island of Lamu to Zanzibar, Mombasa, Kilwa, Bagamoyo and Darussalam, tracing the development of the Swahili culture through the intermarriage of A...