POV’s premiere film of our 2009 season is New Muslim Cool, the story of a young Muslim hip-hop artist confronting the realities of the post-9/11 world — and himself. New Muslim Cool had its world-premiere screening last month at the San Francisco Film Festival. Director Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Hamza Pérez and others associated with the project attended the opening.

Yo!TV, a project of Youth Outlook Media, is an award-winning literary journal of youth life in the Bay Area. During the festival, Yo!TV interviewed Jennifer Maytorena Taylor about the film and Hamza Pérez about what it was like to be the subject of a documentary film.

Watch the video interview: