Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a Muslim classmate, crossing the thin line between physical desire and piety.

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Nijla Mu'min




Director: Nijla Mu'min
Executive Producer: Elton Brand, Mike Manning, Angela Harvey, Tommy Oliver, Billy Mulligan, Simone Missick
Producer: Avril Z. Speaks, Maya Emelle, Arielle Saturne
Screenwriter: Nijla Mu'min
Cinematographer: Bruce Francis Cole
Editor: Collin Kriner
Production Designer: Meghan Grimes
Sound Designer: Paul Zahnley, Matthew Strasser
Music: Jesi Nelson
Principal Cast: Zoe Renee, Simone Missick, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Hisham Tawfiq, Kelly Jenrette, Dorian Missick, Ashlei Foushee, Maya Morales, Damien D. Smith
Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Beth (Bephie) Gibbs, Colorist: Sean Wells


Public Film Contact
Avril Speaks
Sweet Potato Pie Productions
Publicity Contact
Rachel Aberly
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 91:33 mins