RPF Grantee

Filmmakers Collaborative

  • Project

    The Secret Life of Muslims Season 3

  • Program Area

    Arts & Culture /

    Bridging Communities /

    Film /

    Media Fund for Coexistence

  • Year

    2019

  • Amount

    $100,000

  • Description

    Created by Jewish filmmaker Joshua Seftel, The Secret Life of Muslims is an Emmy- and Peabody-nominated series of short, first-person films that use humor and empathy to subvert stereotypes about Muslim Americans. Seftel, who regularly faced anti-Semitism while growing up in upstate New York, launched the program after seeing a rise in Islamophobia in the U.S. in recent years. Together, the first and second seasons garnered more than 60 million views via media partners including CBS Sunday Morning, USA Today, and NPR. Renewed support from RPF will make it possible for The Secret Life of Muslims to produce a third season and grow its audience even further by hosting local events, creating new partnerships, and working with Facing History and Ourselves to bring the series into classrooms.

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