Private Project

Breaking Naan

Amidst new policies and vitriol aimed at Muslims, immigrants and refugees, chef Vimala Rejendran weighs the potential risks associated with hosting monthly community meals for local residents and recent refugees in her small North Carolina town.

  • Amy Claire Nelson
  • Vimala Rajendran
    Key Cast
  • Amy Claire Nelson
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Carrboro Film Festival
    Carrboro, NC
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Twister Alley Film Festival
    Woodward, OK
    United States
    May 3, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Full Bloom Film Festival
    Statesville, NC
    United States
    Best Short Documentary
Director Biography - Amy Claire Nelson

Amy Claire Nelson is a Durham-based documentary filmmaker and Park Fellow at UNC's School of Media and Journalism. She worked for eight years as an anchor and reporter for NPR affiliate WUNC. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, NC Associated Press, Radio Television Digital News Association, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Columbia Dupont Awards. She is the 2017 recipient of the Beckman Documentary Award.

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