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‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ aims to subvert stereotypes and reveal true stories from American Muslims

Posted at 1:41 AM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-20 06:06:17-05

NEW YORK – One-on-one interviews with Muslim Americans edited into two to four-minute long short films are the culmination of Joshua Seftel's passion project called "The Secret Life of Muslims." The web series is a partnership with VOX and USA Today and features some familiar faces.

"We wanted to create these short little films that are really shareable, that people can pass around," Seftel said. "Someone can see it and say I have a friend who needs to watch this. I have a friend who doesn't understand and would benefit from watching this. My mom needs to watch this."

It took 4 years to raise enough money through various grants to begin work on The Secret Life of Muslims.

Shooting began only this summer, at the peak of this year's presidential campaign.The first webisode was only released one week before Election Day.