Specific Pictures
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Producer and Director

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.