1700% Project: Mistaken for a Muslim is a collaboration between Anida Yoeu Ali and Masahiro Sugano. Anida Yoeu Ali is a first-generation Muslim Khmer woman born in Cambodia and raised in Chicago. She earned a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an M.F.A. in Studio Arts/Performance from School of the Art Institute Chicago. Masahiro Sugano came to the U.S. from Osaka, Japan, in 1990 to study and make movies. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy from California State University (Northridge) and an M.F.A. in film/video/animation from the University of Illiniois, Chicago.
Text of poem available at: 1700% Project