August 15, 2013
Ramadan through camera phones around the world
New York-based filmmaker Bassam Tariq shares the most beautiful images from his story project, 30Days/Ramadan, where photos from the Muslim holy month of Ramadan reveal that media stereotypes of Muslims aren't nearly as colorful or interesting as snapshots from within the community.
We (Musa Syeed, an award-winning independent filmmaker, and myself) weaved together user-generated content from Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr tagged with #30days or #ramadan.
The result is a fascinating and intimate portrait of the homes, mosques, and lives of Muslims around the world, joined by the month in fasting, prayer, and family gatherings.
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