A Map Of My Heart, a documentary by Lisa Herndon and Muzghan Rasul, is the story of Ayesha, a 25-year-old Bengali American Muslim, who is torn between her traditional Bengali parents and her American boyfriend.
To help find answers and to challenge the gender inequalities she believes are in her religion and culture, Ayesha starts The Burqa Project, a photography series, that she is keeping a big secret from her parents. She asks Muslim and non-Muslim men to wear a burqa for a day and photographs them as they go about their daily lives.
The film was funded by The deGroot Foundation, The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Tianran Zhang composed the music.