Chicago Shareef AKA The DUNYA Series

by Nushmia Khan ($8,200) "Chicago Shareef" is a series of seven documentary webisodes surrounding issues and stories within or connected to the Chicagoland Muslim community that is widely considered to be the most vibrant, storied, and active Muslim community in America. The webisodes will focus on the under-represented and under-reported issues within this community, including representations of women, intra-communal differences over Islamic religious interpretation and how that conflict is handled, and the experience of marginalized groups within the community.