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Finding your Light by Aaraf Adam

This film shows the power of the mere visibility of Black Muslim women alongside Pasifika women. Aaraf explores the importance of perseverance and loving yourself while depicting an inclusive society through imagery. Shot at Te Henga Beach in Auckland, New Zealand.

"I crafted this film as it holds an immense significance to my journey, path, and inner self. It represents my identity and struggle as a Black, African woman growing up in the U.S. and living in New Zealand, as I embraced the discovery of loving myself. Black, Indigenous, and women of color must always be present, visible, and amplified. KanSuda is just the beginning — a precise depiction of the simplicity one can transcend amidst a chaotic reality."

  • Aaraf Elnour Adam
  • Aaraf Elnour Adam
  • Aaraf Elnour Adam
  • Naawie Tutugoro
    Key Cast
  • Nimo Mohammed
    Key Cast
  • Vogue Ponini- Pilisi
    Key Cast
  • Jarem Cabamongan
  • Rosa Fihla
    Voice Over
  • Aaraf Elnour Adam
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 51 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - George Washington University
Director Biography - Aaraf Elnour Adam

Aaraf Adam is a 21-year-old Sudanese- American, Muslim creator & filmmaker.

She produces narrative art with intention and heart. Aaraf focuses on collaborating with Black artists and storytellers with the aim of uplifting continental and diasporic Black women with emblematic experiences, particularly those in underrepresented communities such as Black Muslim women.

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Director Statement

My art embodies what many see as the impossible; Transforming your pain, trauma, your story into something beautiful. Most of the time when writing, I write to myself, to promote a narrative I should be living by. To share that motivation and power to help others find their voice, especially Black Muslim Women.