Loyalty: Stories premieres Monday at Meet the Press Film Festival, available for streaming

Loyalty: Stories, a docu-series directed and produced by David Washburn, will world premiere in a short film format at the 2018 Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute. The film screens at the fest on October 8 at 9PM. It will then be available for streaming through NBC News Digital Apps. Loyalty: Stories is the first documentary film series to capture what life is like for American Muslims in the military. The series takes viewers to military bases and cities across the country to show how Muslims are serving their nation, community and faith. The project features a diverse group of men and women – immigrants, converts, and American-born Muslims – who gave an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Watch the trailer Continued

Doris Duke Foundation funds Loyalty: Stories

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that Loyalty: Stories is a recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Arts' Building Bridges 2017-18 Grant. A ten-part series of shorts directed and produced by David Washburn, Loyalty: Stories is a national storytelling project about American Muslim veterans that explores themes of citizenship, identity and faith in the post-9/11 era. The grant will provide $65,000 towards post-production and distribution of the series, which will premiere in time for Veterans Day 2018. Continued