From Algorithms to Emotions: Aizzah Fatima’s Journey to Romcom Stardom
Aizzah Fatima is a Muslim-American actress and filmmaker. Her one-woman play, Dirty Paki Lingerie, about the stereotypes faced by Muslim American women, has toured around the world, including in Canada, Pakistan, and the UK, to rave reviews. Imagine a rom-com that breaks new ground by delving into the lives of a Muslim American family striving to assimilate into American culture. That's precisely what the film adaptation of the play "Americanish" represents, and it's making waves in the entertainment industry. But here's the twist: our guest, Aizzah, wasn't always in the spotlight. She used to be an ads engineer at Google, navigating the world of algorithms and data. With a rich breadth of experience and knowledge, Aizzah offers us a unique perspective on the connections between these seemingly disparate worlds.
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