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Ameena is in her fifth year working as a violence interrupter for CeaseFire. She also works with the Al Hafeez Initiative, a grassroots organization in the east Englewood and the Greater Grand Crossing area of Chicago, which helps to find resources for young boys and girls to utilize in after-school programs. She also helps to set up Saturday clinics with OB/GYNs to treat young women in the area.
Ameena says the film has helped her reveal her true self and why she does the work that she does. “I have no regrets,” she says about making the film and exposing her personal history. “I’m not Ameena from the past or Jeff Fort’s daughter. I’m Ameena with a soul, a peacebuilder who is showing others how to be peacebuilders and how to react in certain situations.”