From writer-director Nijla Mu’min, Jinn is a classic coming-of-age story told from a new perspective. Loosely based on Mu’min’s upbringing in Oakland, Jinn follows Summer, a carefree 17-year-old black girl (Zoe Renee), whose world changes when her mother (Luke Cage’s Simone Missick) suddenly converts to Islam. At the SXSW premiere of the film, we spoke with Mu’min, Renee, as well as stars Maya Morales and Ashley Foushee about the importance of telling this story.

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