Five Mualimm-ak

Film Advisor


Ever since his return to society, Mualimm-ak has worked against mass incarceration, consulting on series, films, and documentaries that expose the conditions of confinement for millions of people as well as the collateral consequences of incarceration for hundreds of millions of Americans today. He served as producer on the television series THE wHOLE, worked closely with Kristi Jacobson to secure facility access for her feature documentary SOLITARY, consulted on segments of TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY and AMERICA DIVIDED, and appeared as himself in Bill Moyers’ RIKERS, the short film GOING HOME, and Democracy Now! episodes. Through his relationships with other formerly incarcerated individuals and grassroots organizations across the country, he has developed effective awareness campaigns for films about criminal justice issues to connect with audiences. Mualimm-ak was part of the community outreach and organizing team that led to HERMAN’S HOUSE (POV) winning an Emmy in 2014. Mualimm-ak founded the consulting group Incarcerated Nation Corp to bring the voices of those directly impacted into the public view. Over the past seven years, he has achieved national attention as a juvenile justice advocate, and he currently serves as the Youth Program Facilitator for the Institute for Transformative Mentoring at The New School’s Center for New York City Affairs.