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Award-Winning Non-Fiction Films

Redneck Muslim

This short film, made collaboratively with acclaimed American Muslim filmmaker Mustafa Davis, follows the life and work of Shane Atkinson, the first Muslim chaplain in-training at North Carolina’s biggest trauma center. Recently Shane founded the Society of Islamic Rednecks to celebrate Southern culture while countering stereotypes of Muslims and to propose a reformed vision of “redneck” identity that strips itself of racism and sexism and embraces diversity. Broadcast on POV on PBS, streaming on The Atlantic.