About a Flower

By Nichoel Young

A mini-doc about a fresh new Black Muslim photographer named Tahirah Ali.


Initially, this was intended to explore the pain we endure, how our upbringing can propel us into something beautiful - in this case, into finding one’s calling as a photographer. As I filmed her, I saw how much light came into Tahirah’s eyes as she spoke about her passions in life, and I then hoped that all the Tahirahs - young Black Muslim girls - in the world could feel confident and strong enough to pursue their passions unapologetically and without fear. That they too can hold their religion tightly, yet not be “traditional”. I want to create stories that spark something in a younger generation like my favorite films did for me.