Salaam is a nonprofit working to end Islamophobia by bringing people together. Their educational and awareness programs do just that.
But to take their message further, Salaam is creating a documentary video series with exponentially greater reach than the organization's current programs. It’s called The Portrait Series – 8 documentary vignettes that feature Muslim-Americans in intimate, personal detail.
By building empathy, challenging stereotypes, and closing the knowledge gap about Islam, The Portrait Series will contribute to Salaam's vision of a world without Islamophobia.
In The Portrait Series, you’ll meet 8 Muslim-Americans from across the country – both the extraordinary and the ordinary. Meet an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, a talented genre-defying musician, an aspiring politician, and a young single navigating the complexities of online dating.
Through it all, we’ll show that Muslims in America are not a monolith, and that the individuals – with all their flaws, eccentricities, and unique traits – are essential threads in the fabric of the American society.
"The Portrait Series: Houdah" is a pilot and character study that will be used to raise interest and cultivate support for the full series.