Nijla Mu'min, writer/filmmaker
Feature Film Debut. World Premiere, SXSW 2018, Narrative Competition.
Released November 15th 2018, On VOD November 16th. Distributed by Orion Classics.
Now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play.
Awards & Recognition
SXSW Winner- Special Jury Recognition Award for Writing.
American Black Film Festival-ABFF: Best Screenplay Award. NBC Spotlight Actor Award-Zoe Renee.
Blackstar Film Festival- Best Narrative Film & Audience Award- Narrative Feature
Roxbury Film Festival- Best Narrative Feature - Drama
Bronzelens Film Festival- Best Feature & Best of the Festival
Indie Memphis Film Festival- Best Screenplay Award
Barbados Independent Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
Shadow & Act Rising “Creator” Award
MPAC- Hollywood Bureau Media Award for Courage and Conscience 2019
Black Reel Award- Best Independent Film 2018
Official Selection- BFI London Film Festival 2018 (International Premiere)
On The Magic of the Black Muslim Girl Experience
- Nylon Magazine
‘Jinn’ Review: A Not So Typical Coming of Age Story- The New York Times
Born A Smokeless Flame: Jinn & Black Girls’ Sexuality- Bright Wall/ Dark Room
Jinn Review- Variety
'Jinn' Is a Remarkably Honest Portrait of Black Muslim Girlhood- Broadly/VICE
Can ‘Jinn’ be this year’s ‘Lady Bird’?- The Undefeated
: 5 Things to Know About the Groundbreaking Indie Film—and Its Ava DuVernay-Approved Director Nijla Mu'min - People Magazine
Simone Missick On The Magic of ‘Jinn’ & The Black Muslim Experience in America- BET
How 'Jinn' Used In-Camera Filters and Color to Illuminate a Coming-of-Age Story- No Film School
The Variability of Muslim Life in Nijla Mu’min’s JINN- Birth. Movies. Death.
Jinn is a Radically Empathetic Tale of a Teen’s Religious Conversion- Vulture
From 'Jinn' To 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.': Black Girlhood On Film- NPR
A Guide to Essential, Underrated, And Flat-Out Extraordinary Films By Black Women Directors
Growing Up Muslim In America: Nijla Mu’min’s 'Jinn' Explores Black Muslim Identity- Essence Magazine
Nijla Mu’min on Her Stellar Coming-Of-Age Film Jinn- Shadow & Act
Love & Leimert- Nijla Mu’min’s directorial debut is a new kind of coming-of-age film that’s as radical as it is real- THE LAND
Review: The drama 'Jinn' lyrically explores identity, religion and sexuality- Los Angeles Times
SXSW premiere 'Jinn' is a fresh look at the teen coming-of-age film- Los Angeles Times
‘Jinn’: How Trump Helped a Film About Black Muslim Identity Get Made- Indiewire
Inside the world premiere of the coming-of-age film ‘Jinn’ at SXSW- The Undefeated
‘Jinn’ Brings Fire and Life to Teenage Crisis- Washington Square News/NYU
The cast and director of
pick their 5 favorite movies about mothers and daughters- AV Club
Nijla Mu’min Brings A Radical Portrait Of Black Muslim Women To The Big Screen- Bitch Media
Filmmaker Interview: NIJLA MU’MIN, writer/director of JINN- SAG Indie
Oakland’s Breakout Year In Film Isn’t An Anomaly, Hollywood’s Just Catching Up
Starring Zoe Renee, Simone Missick, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Dorian Missick, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelly Jenrette, Ashlei Foushee, and Maya Morales.
Written, directed, and co-produced by Nijla Baseema Mu'min
Bruce Francis Cole
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