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RUUN NUUR is an independent cinematic practitioner and cultural worker hyper focused on Muslim and African narratives. 

Producer of the Field of Vision commissioned documentary short, They Won’t Call It Murder (2021), a poetic exploration of Columbus, Ohio as a container of violence peruptrated by the local police force. The film was selected for Sheffield Doc/Fest, BAMcinemafest, Camden International Film Festival, AFI Festival, DOCNYC and more.

As the co-founder of the nomadic microcinema, NO EVIL EYE, Nuur has organized accessible education workshops and original film curation around the country and online. At 22, she created SVLLY(wood), 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. 

As the Fall 2021 Film/Video Studio Resident at Wexner Center for the Arts, Nuur is developing several projects including a documentary feature on her homeland of Somalia and attempting to write two screenplays.

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