Day 2: Principal Photography
A six year old girl, wearing a traditional head scarf and sucking on a grape ring pop, asked me, “Why y’all got those cameras? What you doin’ here?”
We were shooting Friday prayer, Salatul Jumuah, a mandatory congregational prayer every Friday at Masjid ul Haqq. It was an amazing experience working with my multi-religious cast (Catholic, Christian, Muslim, etc.) in the midst of my hometown community.
One of my producers, Alvin Gray, remarked, “[Islam] is like a whole way of life.” He and many other cast and crew members told me how much they learned about Muslims and our beliefs today.