Under Cover

A young woman walks home.

  • Shereen Lani Younes
  • Shereen Lani Younes
  • Shereen Lani Younes
  • Ben F. Cornelius
  • Shereen Lani Younes
  • Josh Sasson
    Visual Effects
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, French, German
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  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Vail Film Festival
    Vail, Colorado
    United States
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • European Independent Film Festival
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Shereen Lani Younes

Shereen is a Syrian-American director, filmmaker, artist, and writer. She self-published her first poetry collection “dime piece” in October 2017, which is available on Amazon. As a filmmaker she writes, directs, produces, and shoots short films and music videos, collaborating with musicians, filmmakers, and comedians to creatively push the boundaries of cinema and herself, committed to expressing honest and courageous work. Her work has been featured at Sundance NextFest, the MoMA, Popular TV, NoBudge, and Nitehawk Cinema. Her film FALL premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in July 2018 in collaboration with The Future of Film is Female. She also co-hosts the podcast Ethnically Ambiguous on the iHeartRadio podcast network, delving into the experience of people of color while raising awareness about significant world news.

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Director Statement

UNDER COVER utilizes real sound bytes of politicians and crowds throughout the world demonizing Muslims and instilling a culture of fear that has permeated our everyday lives. A young woman walks home in the midst of it all.