If you are a fan of Ave DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar you are familiar with the all female directorial team attached to the project. Talk about women empowerment! The series since its inception in 2016 has worked Sali Richardson-Whitefield, Kat Candler, Tanya Hamilton, So Young Kim, and Tina Mabry. Now for its third season, ‘Jinn’ director Nijla Mu’min joins Queen Sugar’s all-female directorial team.
For the upcoming season, the series has lined up award-winning director Patricia Cardoso, the director of, Real Women Have Curves; Garrett Bradley, Christina Voros, Liesl Tommy, and DeMane Davis, who will all return after directing episodes of Queen Sugar’s second season. Several female directors will also make their TV directorial debuts this season, including Shaz Bennett (Alaska Is a Drag) is currently on the festival circuit, Maria Govan (Rain and Play the Devil) and Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones). The most recent edition to this team of brilliant creatives is the director of the award winning feature film Jinn, Nijla Mu’min.
Mu’min’s critically acclaimed debut feature film Jinn received Special Jury Recognition for Writing at SXSW, was a part of the BAMcinématek series New Voices in Black Cinema, and will screen this summer at the American Black Film Festival in Miami. Her work has been recognized by the Sundance Film Institute, Urban World Film Festival, and the Princess Grace Awards, and she was selected to attend Film Independent’s 2016 Fast Track program. Last year, Mu’min was selected to attend the Sundance Institute Sound and Music Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2017.