Razi Jafri is a documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on religion, politics, immigration, and the changing American cultural landscape.
His current projects include directing and producing Hamtramck, USA, a documentary film about democracy in America’s first Muslim majority town. The film examines the complexities of multiculturalism through the lens of Hamtramck, Michigan’s 2017 municipal elections.
His other current project is a feature film he is producing called Loyalty, which follows the stories of three Muslim chaplains as they navigate religious freedom in the US armed forces. He is also currently serving in a role as documentary photographer and project manager at the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he is working on a collaborative multimedia project called Halal Metropolis, examining Muslim visibility in southeast Michigan. He was previously a fellow in the Documenting Detroit Fellowship in documentary photography. Razi is currently serving as a mentor in Kartemquin Films Diverse Voices in Docs (DVID) Fellowship. Razi is an alumnus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
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