Stills from video: "Endure" 2016
"Endure" is part of a series of short videos that began as a response to personal experiences of being targeted during the 2016 U.S. elections for upholding my identity of a Muslim immigrant in the U.S. The growing hostile political climate led me to create these videos as a response to this new wave of Islamophobia in the West. By making myself the subject of these videos, I communicate to the viewers not only my role as an artist, but also of a protesting citizen. As such, praying in public on the streets of D.C. becomes an act of defiance and resistance.