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Heartbeat of a Movement

Iconic images represent historical injustices, centuries after the fact. What happens when artists come to an inclusive table to tackle social injustice with a common voice? A group of five artists & community organizers came together in Washington DC to collectively reimagine their future and empower the next generation.

  • Nasreen Alkhateeb
  • Kai Keefe
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    10 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Nasreen Alkhateeb

Nasreen Alkhateeb is an award-winning Director, whose original content has broadcast internationally for over a decade. By motivating audiences, and empowering new voices, Nasreen thrives as a leader on diverse storytelling projects.

In 2019, her film East of the River screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, and won Honorable Mention at Slamdance. In 2019, she directed two national campaigns for NASA and the Women's March. In 2016, Nasreen was awarded Cinematographer of the Year by NASA. In 2017, The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television & Film recognized Nasreen as Filmmaker of the Month.

As a multi-heritage woman of color, who is differently-abled, she has a plethora of lenses she sees the world through. Born in San Francisco, Nasreen spent her first seven years in the Middle East, her formative years in the suburbs outside Washington D.C. before moving to NYC to complete her BFA at Pratt Institute.

In addition to creating original content for NASA, United Nations, TED, Discovery Networks, WITNESS, and IFC Films, Nasreen has participated in the Sundance Film Festival, and helped program AFI DOCS, The Nantucket Film Festival, The Brooklyn International Film Festival, CINE, TIVA, and the EMMYS.

As a public speaker on new media, Nasreen has presented her work to audiences at TEDx, AwesomeCon, StoryCode, Filmgate Miami, Light City Baltimore, NASA Women in Action, PORTALS, Manhattan Mornings, and Pratt Institute.

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Director Statement

Nasreen’s ability to connect with people relies on commonalities that surpass identifiers like race, gender, religion, culture, and physical ability.