In a time when hate crimes have reached their highest level since 9/11, Trump’s Travel Ban, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court, has sent a message to Muslims around the world: they are not welcome in the United States.
AN ACT OF WORSHIP follows several young Muslim-American women activists in communities around the country as they struggle to claim their space in the American landscape.
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Nausheen Dadabhoy is a Pakistani-American director and cinematographer from Southern California. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Cinematography from the American Film Institute Conservatory. Since graduating, Nausheen has moved seamlessly between the narrative and documentary world working on over 30 feature and short films: J’DORE NAWAL (2018) a short for HBO Documentaries which premiered at Sundance, Academy Award Live Action Short nominee LA FEMME ET LE TGV (2016) and GIRL UNBOUND: THE WAR TO BE HER (2016) which premiered at TIFF recently aired on POV. Nausheen’s work has played at festivals like Tribeca, AFI Fest, Locarno and on platforms like Netflix, Field of Vision, and PBS. THE GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET (2014) — her directorial debut following two Pakistani women after the 2005 earthquake — premiered at IDFA in the first appearance competition and was nominated for the OXFAM Global Justice Award. Nausheen has been a Film Independent Project:Involve Fellow (2011), a Berlin Talents participant (2017), a Firelight Fellow (2018), and is a current Chicken & Egg Eggcelerator Lab Fellow (2019). She was recently nominated for DOCNYC’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list which features the talented and diverse voices in documentary filmmaking today.
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