The Root Interview: Nia Long on 'Mooz-lum' and Motherhood

Mooz-lum star Nia Long tells The Root what she has learned about Islam and the kinship among Muslim women, and how she hopes the film will help dispel stereotypes.

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TR: What did you learn from this movie? What did you take away?

NL: I learned a lot about Muslim people and Islam and the dynamics between men and women and their daily practices. I learned there's a tremendous amount of sisterhood among Muslim women, which I thought was really beautiful. I was happy to be a part of the film.

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