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Accidental Activist, The
Directed by
Samia Khan

USA / 2018 / 6:30

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Aasif Mandvi describes his journey from artist to activist.
Samia Khan produces and directs digital media around social justice issues. Working with a wide range of clients, she creates stories that have impact, including films on racism in the media, media representation of people of color, the effects of personalized learning models on a diverse group of students, and human trafficking in the U.S. She currently leads partnership development and is a producer at MediaStorm, an award-winning digital storytelling company in Brooklyn. Samia co-produced MediaStorm’s first feature-length film, Fight Hate with Love. Other partnerships include The Innovator Series for the WSJ, The Infinity Award Films for ICP, The Trials of Spring, The Long Night, and MediaStorm’s first ever partnership with CNN and Soledad O'Brien, The War Comes Home. Samia trains emerging filmmakers on partnership and distribution strategies to encourage students to consider the business aspects of filmmaking in an ever-evolving media landscape. A skilled interviewer, shehas interviewed many high-profile people, including former First Lady Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.
Cast/Featuring: Aasif Mandvi, Lewis Black, Roy Wood Jr.
Executive Producer(s): Nick Stuart, CarolAnne Dolan
Producer(s): Graham Judd, Katie Taber
Director(s): Samia Khan
Cinematographer(s): Nausheen Dadabhoy
Editor(s): Ali Muney, Shaheen Nazerali, Jonathan Abreu
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