Fed up with making caskets and arranging funerals for young men who are continuously dying at the hands of gang violence, a group of Muslim morticians in Newark, NJ are uniting to bring the boys into their funeral homes to teach them the weight of death and help a community heal and grow again.
Zeshawn Ali is a filmmaker and director based in Brooklyn. Originally from Ohio, he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently works as an editor for Firstborn, a digital... more»
Aman Ali is an award-winning storyteller and co-creator of 30 Mosques in 30 Days. He's made appearances on dozens of media outlets to talk about being born and raised Muslim in Ohio.
Through the eyes of these morticians, we hope to give a voice to a community that has been voiceless and to tackle the complexities of being Black and Muslim today.