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  • Name: Razi Jafri

    Recipient Year: 2020|2021|2018

    Major: Masters in Fine Arts (MFA)

    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. Another of his projects, entitled, Loyalty, follows three Muslim chaplains as they navigate religious freedom and Islamophobia in the US military. 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 completed an MFA at the Stamps School of Art + Design at the University of Michigan in 2022.

    School Name: Northwestern University

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

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/razi-jafri-0976987/