Nijla Mu’min’s Groundbreaking Film “Jinn” Makes New York Premiere!
Princess Grace Award winner Nijla Mu’min’s first ever feature length project, “Jinn”, is a gritty coming of age drama that tackles a difficult struggle between a mother and daughter.
It follows Summer, “a 17-year old carefree black girl, whose world is turned upside down when her mother, a popular meteorologist named Jade Jennings, abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity” (IMDB).
This spring, “Jinn” screened at this year’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, where Nijla was awarded with the special jury recognition for screenwriting.
In 2017, Nijla was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Nijla began her career working as a production assistant for famed director Ava DuVernay, and was selected to attend the Sundance Institute Sound and Music Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch.
April 3, 2018