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7.22.05
Society and Community:
Naeem Mohaiemen
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David Brancaccio interviews Naeem Mohaiemen, a journalist specializing in Islam, about how progressive Muslims should respond to radical Islamists.

Naeem Mohaiemen




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).

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