Film and Talk with Director/DP Nausheen Dadabhoy
Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a co-sponsored screening/talk on, An Act of Worship, by Nausheen Dadabhoy, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 6:30pm to 8pm, at The City College of New York, 259 Convent Avenue – Shepard Hall Room 291, Manhattan. This free talk is open to the general public, however City College requires proof of vaccination or negative Covid test result within the past week.
AN ACT OF WORSHIP is a polyphonic portrait of the last 30 years of Muslim life in America, told through the lens of Muslims living in the United States. It documents the shifts in public perception and government policy while also showing how Muslims in America are fighting back against Islamophobia and discriminatory policies.
Join Third World Newsreel and the Documentary Forum at CCNY to see this counter-narrative of pivotal moments in U.S. history and to explore the impact of anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy on young Muslims who came of age after 9/11, and then hear from the director and cinematographer, Nausheen Dadabhoy, who made this film while simultaneously being a high in demand camerawoman of documentaries.
Nausheen Dadabhoy, is a cinematographer and director whose work spans fiction and documentary. As a cinematographer she has lensed an Oscar nominated live action short film and an Emmy winning feature documentary. Her films have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, TIFF, AFI Fest, Locarno and have appeared on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Disney +. THE GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET — her directorial debut following two Pakistani women who were paralyzed after an earthquake — premiered at IDFA in the first appearance competition. Her second feature, AN ACT OF WORSHIP, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and broadcast on POV. Nausheen is based in NYC, LA and Karachi, Pakistan. She received her MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute.