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  • Name: Razi Jafri

    Recipient Year: 2018|2020|2021

    Sponsor: Ghulam and Arifa Azad Family Scholarship|Zenab Zawahry Scholarship

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    Name of Film: Hamtramck USA

    Description: Razi Jafri is a Detroit-based documentary filmmaker and producer whose work focuses on race, immigration, democracy and human rights. His projects include Hamtramck, USA, a film about democracy in America’s first Muslim majority city. The film was selected for a premier at the SXSW film festival in 2020 and was broadcast on the PBS program America ReFramed. His current project, entitled, Loyalty, follows three Muslim chaplains as they navigate religious freedom and Islamophobia in the US military. Loyalty is anticipated for a release in early 2023. He has been awarded fellowships by Facing Change: Documenting Detroit in 2016, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in 2018, The Salzburg Global Forum in 2019, and most recently, the Knight Foundation Fellowship at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020. He is currently an MFA student at the Stamps School of Art + Design at the University of Michigan.

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