Naeem Mohaiemen is a filmmaker and digital-media activist specializing
in political Islam. He is Director of VISIBLE, a Collective of Muslim
and Other Artists, which created DISAPPEARED IN AMERICA, a film trilogy
and multimedia installation that humanizes the faces of "disappeared"
Muslims since 9/11. DISAPPEARED has been presented as a museum show in
New York and Sweden and as a lecture in Helsinki, Stockholm, Berlin,
Serbia-Montenegro, and Stuttgart. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL called the
project "moving and eerily impressionistic" and THE NEW YORK TIMES
described it as "politically hard-hitting."
Naeem directed MUSLIMS OR HERETICS, a documentary about struggles
between moderate and radical Islamists in Bangladesh, which premiered
at Amnesty International Film Festival. He also co-produced RUMBLE IN
MUMBAI, a documentary on globalization, which aired on Free Speech
TV. Naeem's essay on "Hip Hop's Islamic Connection" will be published
in the forthcoming SOUND UNBOUND (edited by DJ Spooky, MIT
Press). His work and writing has been featured in THE WASHINGTON POST,
THE VILLAGE VOICE, TIKKUN JEWISH JOURNAL, Alternet.org,
CounterPunch.org, Chimurenga.co.za (South Africa), WORDT VERVOLGD
(Netherlands), PEACE NEWS (UK), NEW INTERNATIONALIST (UK), PROTHOM ALO
(Bangladesh), DAWN (Pakistan), and Rediff.com (India).