Rashida Tlaib is all but certain to make history in next week’s midterm elections by becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. For our debut episode of our new series, Undercurrent, we traveled to Michigan, where we talked to the Detroit native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants about the future of her district, her upbringing, and the implications of her impending election.

Producer: Yasmin Nouh
Creative producer, editor: Myra Iqbal
Senior Producer, filming: Alex Clark