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RUUN NUUR is an independent cinematic practitioner and cultural worker hyper focused on Muslim and African narratives. Nuur is invested in the democratization of cinema and its culutral and technological resources.
Producer of the Field of Vision commissioned documentary short,
They Won’t Call It Murder
(2022), a poetic exploration of Columbus, Ohio as a container of violence peruptrated by the local police force. The film was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and played at Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAMcinemafest, Camden International Film Festival, AFI Festival, DOCNYC and more.
As the co-founder of the nomadic microcinema, NO EVIL EYE CINEMA, Nuur has organized accessible education workshops and original film curation around the country and online. At 22, she created
, an independent feminist print film magazine, one of the only kinds in the world.
She’s served on the juries of Sheffield Doc/Fest, Indie Memphis and has been an invitied guest speaker for Doha Film Institute, True/False Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and many more.
Her essays and interviews have been published in Film Comment, i-D, DAZED, Hyperallergic and among other multimedia platforms. Her work has been profiled in Interview Magazine, NYLON, Brooklyn Rail, and more.
Nuur has been named the 2022-23 Artist Residnecy Award at Wexner Center for the Arts and currently the 2022 Tejumola Olaniyan Creative Writers-in-Residence Fellowship, working on a documentary feature on her homeland of Somalia.
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