Jinn

Winner
Special Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Nominee
SXSW Gamechanger Award
South by Southwest
Nominee
Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
Renee has a superhuman charisma. Yet the young actor makes audiences root for her while also allowing Summer to be rude and thoughtless.

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Jinn

Summer is a carefree 17-year old black girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother, Jade, abruptly converts to Islam. Jade becomes a different person, prompting Summer to reevaluate her identity. While Summer initially resists Islam, she eventually becomes drawn to its teachings. However, Summer's need to be free and untethered to any one way of being clashes with her mother's strict interpretation of the faith and causes a growing rift between them. What's more, Summer’s new faith is tested by a burgeoning romance with a fellow Muslim classmate, Tahir.

Genre
Drama, Women and Film, African-American Experience
Runtime
92
Language
English
Director
Nijla Mu'min
Writer(s)
Nijla Mu'min
Cast
Simone Missick, Zoe Renee, Hisham Tawfiq, Kelley Jenrette, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Dorian Missick
Awards:
Winner, Special Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
Nominee, SXSW Gamechanger Award, South by Southwest
Nominee, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
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FEATURED REVIEW
Jamie Broadnax, Black Girl Nerds

'Jinn' is a semi-autobiographical tale told from the perspective of filmmaker Nijla Mu’min. Our lead protagonist Summer (Zoe Renee) can be described in a series of multi-hyphenates as a shape-shifting, pepperoni-loving, Black teenage Instagram celebrity. Summer explores her identity and sexuality in ...

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