Being a teenager can already be dramatic. Now add religious conversion, first love and having to change your favorite pizza topping. Summer is a typical teen who finds herself in a unique situation. When her mother joins a local mosque, Summer is forced to explore whether she too wants to convert to Islam. Further complicating the transition, Summer meets Tahir, a Muslim classmate, who quickly becomes the object of her affection, and as she moves closer to Tahir she learns more about mosque life. Nijla Mu'min’s first feature, which starts as a classic coming-of-age story, grows into an exploration of spirituality in modern America, seen through the eyes of a girl trying to find her place. – Eric Moore
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From the California East Bay Area, director/writer Nijla Mu'min was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2017. She is a graduate of CalArts' MFA Film Directing and Writing programs. Her feature debut, JINN, premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Writing.
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