‘Fighting for Justice’ in Ozone Park

In the documentary “Fighting for Justice,” published in CUNY TV’s “Short Docs Web Series,” multimedia journalist Anuz Thapa explores anti-Muslim hate crimes, namely the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin in Ozone Park on Aug. 13, 2016, and the aftermath faced by Akonjee’s son Saif and the local Bangladeshi Muslim community.

Thapa spoke to Short Docs about his interest in telling the stories of the voiceless, people who feel they are not a part of mainstream society. He also shares what the people he interviewed told him personally regarding the experiences they felt they could not express on camera.

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