The work that UPF is doing, to try to break down stereotypes about in an imaginative way, to show Muslims as human beings like we all are, is something that is very close to my own heart.
Prince Among Slaves, told through several reenactments, relates the story from Rahman's own perspective. "The story really has been obscure, but it shed light on a part of African American history that I'd never really heard about," co-executive producer Alex Kronemer explained, saying the story diffuses widely held stereotypes. "West African societies were well-developed and literate, but people think of them as primitive and vulnerable. But now we know African history doesn't start at zero."