Queen Muhammad Ali

Queen Muhammad Ali

Funding Received: 2017
Fagaitua, AMSAM
$500,000
Funding Period: 2 years and 6 months

Renowned filmmaker Queen Muhammad Ali, great-granddaughter of Eastern American Samoa’s late Paramount Chief Tuli Le’iato, will address the obesity and diabetes epidemic on the island with documentation, archiving and eLearning of Indigenous Samoan healing arts, natural herbal medicines, plant based nutrition, and  by creating a social wellness hub in Faga’itua, AS that will serve  as an artistic resource for a healthier community. 
81% of the land area in Samoa is owned communally by  familial bands.

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See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

press
Dec 12, 2017
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/2018625130/new-health-centre-planned-for-american-samoa Read More
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Dec 11, 2017
An American Samoan film director Queen Muhammad Ali is planning to revive the use of natural medicines to counter diabetes and obesity. Read More
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Dec 7, 2017
This week ArtPlace America is proud to announce that Queen Muhammad Ali has been chosen from nearly a thousand applications to receive funding through its... Read More
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