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Riz Ahmed on Muslim Representation in Film and Creating Opportunities for Muslim Storytellers

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Riz Ahmed is help paving the way for more Muslim representation in film. The Academy Award-nominated actor is helping spearhead a new initiative for Muslim representation in media, in partnership with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, the Ford Foundation and Pillars Fund.A new report powered by USC Annenberg’s new study on Muslim representation in media, found that less than 10 percent of top grossing films from 2017-2019 had a Muslim character on screen, noting that Muslim characters were erased in popular movies, that portrayals lack intersectional inclusion, and that Muslims still face stereotyping on screen.

Ahmed responded to the report, stating plainly, that the data doesn't lie.«The representation of Muslims on screen feeds the.

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