My Identity

Ashley, a young Native-American girl, converts to Islam in hopes of finding structure in a life where it never existed.

  • Yasmin Mistry
    Director
  • Yasmin Mistry
    Producer
  • Anita Evans
    Producer
  • Andrew Friend
    Producer
  • Andrew Friend
    Cinematographer
  • Ashley Wolford
    Featuring
  • Maxine Trump
    Writer
  • Livia Cheibub
    Writer
  • Maxine Trump
    Editor
  • Laura Fong
    Assistant Editor
  • Alicia Chen
    Illustrators
  • Songhee Lee
    Illustrators
  • Sherry Xiao
    Illustrators
  • Tara Clune
    Animators
  • Yasmin Mistry
    Animators
  • Jeton Murtishi
    Original Music Composition
  • Erich Rettermayer
    Sound Mix
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Biography, Coming of Age, Family
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 4, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Equinox Film Festival
    Alaska
    March 26, 2016
  • SET NYC Monthly Film Festival
    New York, NY
    March 7, 2016
Director Biography - Yasmin Mistry

Yasmin Mistry is an Emmy-nominated animator and filmmaker. Her work has been displayed worldwide including recent showings at the White House and United Nations as well as at film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca and Clermont-Ferrand. She is the recipient of the Puffin Foundation’s 2013 film grant, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2014, 2015 and 2016 film grants, and a finalist for the Real Ideas Studio Micro-grant. Her first live-action film, “Feeling Wanted” was an official selection of more than 20 film festivals. The film won 12 awards and was nominated for Best Short Film of 2015 by Adoption At The Movies.

When not working as an artist, Yasmin dedicates her time to the foster youth of New York City. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, she received the 2012 Advocate of The Year Award for her dedication to getting services for foster care children with special needs. Yasmin was inspired to create this film when she realized the voices of the children she worked with were not being heard and their stories never told.

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