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Connections: Filmmaker Mara Ahmed on borders and nationalism

Feb 13, 2018

A poll conducted in the aftermath of the Charlottesville rallies found that while few Americans will outwardly express support for white nationalism or racially-charged ideas, more than 30 percent say they think the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage.”

A local filmmaker is hoping to spark engaging conversations about multiculturalism and how homogenizing groups can lead to violence. Mara Ahmed has been outspoken about borders and nationalism, and about Islamophobia in America. We discuss her work, and her reactions to the Trump administration’s policies on immigration and more.