Changemaking With Muslim Counterpublics Lab & Community with “Hudson, America” Documentary
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion Media
4d ago
Asad discusses the recent act of protest by Aaron Bushnell. Later filmmaker Geoffery Hug and documentary subject Jahed Miah discuss “Hudson, America” (2022), and Dr. Maha Hilal discusses The Muslim Counterpublics Lab. Learn more about “Hudson, America” here: https://hudsonamerica.org/ Learn more about Muslim Counterpublics Lab here: https://www.muslimcounterpublicslab.org/ Produced by Rifelion Media. Hosted by Asad Butt. Edited by Ari Mathae Music by Simon Hutchinson For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com.    We wanna make the podcast eve ..read more
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Creating Nuanced Muslim Film Characters with Iram Parveen Bilal
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion Media
1y ago
This week we’re joined by filmmaker and activist Iram Parveen Bilal. Her first feature film, a mystery thriller called Josh: Independence Through Unity, was Pakistan's first movie to be on Netflix. Her latest, I'll Meet You There, is a drama set in Chicago that covers intergenerational family conflict, the post-9/11 American Muslim experience, and disparately minded people trying to meet in the middle. Premiering digitally at SXSW last year (with no shortage of COVID snafus), the script is actually a decade-old project that was adapted as challenges were broached and her own reflections on lif ..read more
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The Racial Muslim with Sahar Aziz
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Season 2 of American Muslim Project kicks off with Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar at Rutgers University Law School.  She is also the founding director of the interdisciplinary Rutgers Center for Security, Race, and Rights. Sahar joins AMP to talk about her new book, "The Racial Muslim: When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom." About the Book: "Why does a country with religious liberty enmeshed in its legal and social structures produce such overt prejudice and discrimination against Muslims? Sahar Aziz’s groundbreaking book demonstrates how race and r ..read more
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King of the World Episode 7: The Improbable Now—Mental Health, Wellness, Wholeness
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Shahjehan starts touring the East Coast as an actor in a troupe for people in long-term recovery, and meets an unanticipated fan. We wrap up the “anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, racial, racist, white supremacist kind of mindset” that took hold during Trump’s presidency and its trickle-down effects, while also examining its function as a catalyst for the uptick in activism, improved representation, more diverse pop culture, and the ever ..read more
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King of the World Bonus Episode: "We Do It For The Culture" by Tanzila Ahmed
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Bonus Episode:  Tanzila Ahmed, an artist writer, political activist, and co-host of the good Muslim bad Muslim podcast, shares her reflections on 20 years since 9/11. Follow Taz on Twitter, read her articles on Substack, and visit her website. Listeners of King of the World can share their own experiences post 9/11 and what the series means to them. Check out the Rifelion blog.  Also visit podinbox.com/kingoftheworld t ..read more
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King of the World Episode 6: Recovery, Rebirth, and Resilience: Trump USA
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Shahjehan takes us along on The Kominas international tour, where a career pinnacle at the BBC coincides with a critical relapse into substance abuse. The consequences are dire but lead to a sincere shot at recovery with a lovable sponsor. After the Boston Marathon bombing and targeted expletives cast from a carful of dude bros, Shahjehan speaks out, this time without the cover of the band. Islamic law expert Sumbul Ali-Karamali wal ..read more
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King of the World Bonus Episode: Listener Calls
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Bonus Episode: Listeners of King of the World share their own experiences post 9/11 and what the series means to them. Check out the Rifelion blog.  Also visit podinbox.com/kingoftheworld to send us an audio message, some of which will play on future episodes. For more information on King of the World, visit our website ..read more
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King of the World Episode 5: Watch Us, Listen to Us—Surveillance
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. It’s 2008 and Shahjehan has just booked a one-way ticket to Pakistan. He moves in with his best friend and Kominas bandmate in Lahore, where new musical and social highs are interwoven with drug relapses, encounters at gunpoint, and Al-Faida conspiracy theorists. News from his hometown mosque in Wayland reveals that a childhood friend has been convicted of terrorist activities, which brings to question government-orchestrated spying ..read more
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King of the World Episode 4: Muslims and The Media
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Episode 4: The Way They Saw Us - Muslims and the Media Shahjehan and guests walk us through the history of Brown representation in Hollywood, politics, and American pop culture. From swarthy villains and caricatures with funny accents to slightly more nuanced and uncensored depictions in the early 2000s, Muslim actors move beyond making their bread by portraying terrorists as Muslim politicians and musicians start appearing on the ..read more
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King of the World Episode 3: Islamophobia
American Muslim Project
by Rifelion
2y ago
Rifelion Media and American Muslim Project present King of the World, a seven-part series about a Pakistani-American Muslim who comes of age in a post 9/11 world. Shahjehan introduces us to two American Muslims profiled after 9/11 in very different ways: one’s arrival in his “dream country” nearly costs him his life as the other’s family trip becomes an interrogation. Everyone seems to be on high Muslim alert, and the American Muslim community comes out in droves to publicly denounce any and all terrorist or suspected terrorist activity by anyone Muslim or seemingly Muslim, anywhere. Islamoph ..read more
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