Watch the Acceptance Speeches
Writer, Director, and Producer of Jinn
Award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker Nijla Baseema Mu’min tells stories about black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her debut feature film, Jinn, is emblematic of her authentic storytelling and compelling perspective.
KAREN ATTIAH & JAMAL KHASHOGGI
Jamal Khashoggi left his country and family for the freedom to “speak when so many cannot.” Karen Attiah elevates seldom heard stories and since her colleague’s murder, has led a call for protection of journalists worldwide. Join us in honoring two courageous writers for courageously speaking truth to power.
BETTY GABRIEL & JUSTIN MARKS
Created by Justin Marks, Starz’ series, Counterpart, transports viewers to a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of everyday existence. Betty’s character, Naya Temple, doesn’t conform to the usual media portrayals of Muslims. That is what makes her character and this series so impactful.