Semiotics of Islam

Fouzia Najar | USA | 2015 | 7 mins

Synopsis

From A-Z, symbols of faith and articles of ritual found in a Muslim home are set against a backdrop of alarmist, media misinformation that only foments further misunderstanding and ignorance.

Semiotics of Islam was an official selection of the 2016 WVN Online Film Festival.

About the Filmmaker

Fouzia Najar is a Kashmiri-American filmmaker from Buffalo, NY. She has worked for award winning production companies such as Kartemquin Films, ABC News, and Jigsaw Productions, and her work has aired on The Weather Channel and CNN. Najar most recently worked on a documentary series that examines the death penalty in America and on developing a new miniseries on genius. She received her MFA from Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, a program dedicated to innovative storytelling over transmedia platforms. Find more of Fouzia’s work at https://vimeo.com/user4511151.

More from the Filmmaker

Martha Rosler’s seminal 1975 film, Semiotics of the Kitchen, inspired Fouzia to make this film. She holds mainstream media accountable for their biased and uninformed coverage of Muslims, as it influences public opinion and global policies.

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