Video

Short Film ‘Fuck Me or Destroy Me’ Is About Body Hair And Self

September 27, 2016

I was twelve when I shaved my legs for the first time. I remember bending over in the shower, hacking away at the soft growth like it was a poisonous weed. My skinny knees were covered in cuts that hurt for days after. I started shaving because the girls in my P.E. class would stare … Read More

Girliyapa’s “How I Raped Your Mother” Is A Damning Critique

May 18, 2016

We love Girliyapa, the no-holds-barred all-girl comedy video team from India, and we’ve covered some of their work in the past. But this video, which parodies How I Met Your Mother, a show that had an obsessive following in parts of India, is hard to laugh at. It starts with a young woman returning to her … Read More

Browntown Ep 1: Anik Khan

April 21, 2016

Rapper and musician Anik Khan was born in Dhaka and grew up in Queens, New York. He raps about being Muslim, an immigrant, and his father, who was a freedom fighter in Bangladesh before they moved to the US. Last month his single “Too Late Now” reached the top of the stack of Spotify’s Top … Read More

The Motherland, Video Diary

March 16, 2016

In February, Sania Noreen Ahmed traveled to Pakistan and documented her trip, the sights and sounds. Set to the haunting “Allah Hoo” by Sain Zahoor, the Motherland is a collection of seconds. Watch her video below.   https://medium.com/media/3f9886c687d01194420b1f9be67d8ddd/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/3f9886c687d01194420b1f9be67d8ddd/href

The Fob & I, Webseries Feature

December 9, 2015

“This is America,” Jisha says, leaning forward to pat Sita’s face. “Try to enjoy it.” The way a webseries works is based on an exchange of witty one-liners and the audience’s forgiveness — amateurish, lo-fi moments of breathless over-acting or bedrooms hastily turned into club scenes propel the story forward inelegantly yet earnestly. “The Fob & I,” a … Read More

Harleen

July 28, 2015

https://medium.com/media/067f5fa1a61023a5a80e8c234e3b0c5b/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/067f5fa1a61023a5a80e8c234e3b0c5b/href Entitled Harleen, this short film exposes the experiences of 22-year-old Harleen Kaur in relation to religion, nationality, and identity.

Little Motherland, Blessings: Little Pakistan, Brooklyn

July 21, 2015

Last week, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr after a month of fasting. On the eve of Eid, many people hold moon-sighting or “Chaand Raat” festivals around the world. My family and I don’t normally celebrate Chaand Raat, but every other year or so we visit the Chaand Raat festival in Brooklyn’s Little Pakistan, my first … Read More

Constructive Notes on Context-less Visual Culture

March 20, 2015

https://medium.com/media/501468fb98b8ac4fed66f6f81886812c/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/501468fb98b8ac4fed66f6f81886812c/href PART 1: I used to think of digital space as a simulation. It didn’t really exist, it wasn’t really there. It was reflective of the physical: mirror like, but there was a reason why I called it virtual. Making art in digital space was a tactic to protect my work from the limitations of physical context … Read More

Chai

January 9, 2015

https://medium.com/media/56a1863bde23333eaf9e7768114179d4/hrefhttps://medium.com/media/56a1863bde23333eaf9e7768114179d4/href 18/NOV/2006 i am standing in a room- a classroom- in canada- in front of 20 strangers- 6th graders- their eyes locked on me- oiled long braids- a sequinned orange sweater- green pants with embroidered pockets- my eyes- locked on my pink sandals- teacher- “tell us your name”- i am shaking- i am scared- i … Read More

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