najma nuriddin







Najma Nuriddin is an award-winning filmmaker with over 10+ years of experience as a filmmaker and educator. Her work is centered in telling socially and culturally relevant stories that focus on humanity and history. 


After receiving her M.F.A. in film at Howard University, Najma has lived, worked, and traveled to various parts of the world, including Cape Town, South Africa, where she works on various film projects. Most recently, the award-winning documentary film "Not in My Neighbourhood" awarded Best Documentary at the American Black Film Festival. Her films have screened nationally and internationally and received multiple awards. Najma is also a member-owner of co-op New Day Films, a filmmaker-run distribution company, providing social issue documentaries to educators since 1971. 


Most recently, Najma was awarded research and development funds for her upcoming documentary film "You're Muslim?" from the Southern Documentary Fund. The Alliance for a Healthier World at Johns Hopkins University also awarded Najma and her team the "Launchpad Grant" to develop her multimedia project that addresses period poverty. 


Currently based in Baltimore, Maryland, Najma is a filmmaker in residence and instructor at Johns Hopkins University and MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) She teaches courses about filmmaking, Black and Social Justice cinema and is developing a digital archive based on the documentary film, "Not in My Neighbourhood," which she co-produced.

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