Fellowships for young Muslim artists to be decided by committee including actors Mahershala Ali and Ramy Youssef.
British actor Riz Ahmed has launched an effort to improve the way Muslims are depicted in movies after a study showed that they are barely seen and shown in a negative light when they do appear.
Ahmed, the Sound of Metal star and the first Muslim to get a best actor Oscar nomination, on Thursday said the Blueprint for Muslim Inclusion would include funding and mentoring for Muslim storytellers in the early stages of their careers.
“The representation of Muslims on screen feeds the policies that get enacted, the people that get killed, the countries that get invaded,” Ahmed said in a statement.
“The data doesn’t lie. This study