K$ is the brainchild of Canadian Muslim filmmaker Kashif Pasta who describes the character as a suburban hip-hop wannabe who doesn’t have what it takes to make it except in his own mind. Of course, this doesn’t stop him from dispensing “pro tips” to the whole world.
Setting up for an interview for the toolkit video. Look out for Ridwan’s interview later this year.
Ridwan Mohammad sharing his story growing up as a Somali Canadian Muslim in Montreal, Ottawa, and Edmonton.
Wandering around the University of Alberta with Ridwan and Irfan. After talking about identity, civic engagement, radicalization, and artistic expression, we naturally found ourselves arguing about the World Cup and getting psyched to eat some of the best Somali food in the city at Banaadiri’s. Did we eat a banana? Yes. Did we have mango juice? Yes. Was it better than Bilan or Hamdi’s in Toronto? That’s complicated.