Our Mission

Neelum Films is committed to making documentaries that highlight the voices and stories of people of color. Our goal is to create dialogue across racial, political, class, and geographic divides.

‘The Injured Body’ is the fourth documentary produced by Neelum Films. Previous films have been screened internationally, distributed widely (especially in the educational market), broadcast on WXXI, streamed on Amazon Prime and MUBI, and used in college and university curricula across the country.

Why are films written, directed and produced by women of color important?

Junot Diaz writes about diversity in the arts – how nonwhite minorities are ghosts in the culture that surrounds them. There is nothing in popular culture that gives them insight into their own experiences. He explains how he is a marker of a great unhappy absence. As a Pakistani American filmmaker, Mara Ahmed can relate.

Communities need a variety of narratives. Not just as curiosity or for entertainment, but because it helps everyone understand who they are – complex human beings with their own multiplicities.

Please support our work.


The Injured Body

Support post-production for ‘The Injured Body’ so that it can be released in 2023. This is a crucial stage in film production. More about ‘The Injured Body’ here.

All donations will be acknowledged on social media.

Donations of $100 or more: You will get a password to watch the film online, once it is released.

Donations of $250 or more: Plus you will receive a digital copy of the film.

Donations of $500 or more: Plus you will get a thank you in the film’s closing credits.

Donations of $1,000 or more: Additionally, you will be listed as Associate Producer in the film’s final credits.

Donations of $2,000 or more: Additionally, you will receive a special invitation for one, to attend the film’s premiere in Rochester, New York.

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