Skip to Content

Razi Jafri selected as Sundance Producing Lab Fellow

IMG 6725

Sun­dance Insti­tute recently announced par­tic­i­pants for its week­long Pro­duc­ers Lab, tak­ing place July 25 – 29. Five fic­tion film and five non­fic­tion pro­duc­ers and their projects have been selected for the Pro­duc­ers Labs. The Labs sup­port emerg­ing inde­pen­dent pro­duc­ers and engage the com­mu­nity of vet­eran pro­duc­ers who sus­tain the vibrancy and vital­ity of inde­pen­dent film. Under the guid­ance of advi­sors, the Labs allow fel­lows to deepen the cre­ative poten­tial of their projects, develop their cre­ative instincts and evolve their sto­ry­telling, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and prob­lem-solv­ing skills at all stages of their project. 

This year, Stamps MFA can­di­date Razi Jafri (MFA 22) was selected for his film, Loy­alty,” an all-access look inside the mil­i­tary and the fight for reli­gious free­dom led by three coura­geous Mus­lim chap­lains. The film explores why Mus­lim ser­vice mem­bers defend a coun­try that does not always defend them and how they rec­on­cile this con­tra­dic­tion amidst grow­ing white supremacy and vio­lent hate crimes against reli­gious minorities.

sun​dance​.org | Sun­dance Insti­tute Announces 10 Pro­duc­ers Lab Fel­lows, Sum­mit Pan­elists and Conversations