Nusrat Durrani is a pioneering media executive and award-winning creative renowned for cutting-edge work in television, film, digital and social media. For two decades, Nusrat kept MTV at the forefront of the cultural conversation by boldly tackling themes related to pop culture, race, color, gender, sexual identity, and representation in programming he produced in provocative new formats. Nusrat’s ground-breaking documentary series Rebel Music, about young activists around the world fighting oppression, won accolades with the Obama White House and predated the current Black Lives Matter movement. Madly, his electrifying omnibus of unusual love stories by leading directors, won a best actress award at the Tribeca Film Festival. His latest work in film and photography explores the loss, disconnection, challenges and pleasures experienced by small town folks around the world and in the American heartland.
This Penny Stamps Speaker Series event opens with an advance screening of Durrani’s newest film, An American Prayer. The film chronicles the magic, loss, and reincarnation of the American Dream told through the stories and incantations of its citizens. There will be a live Q&A following the webcast on 10/30 with the cast and crew.
This event is part of the Democracy & Debate theme semester.
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