Friday, 7 January 2011

Short tales

My friend Naima Bouteldja and her colleagues at Red Rag Productions are in the process of making a documentary about the lives of four women in England, France, Germany and Belgium.

Their film, Short Tales of the Hijab, is, in the words of the producers, an attempt “ bridge the yawning chasm between the perceptions of Muslim women shrouded in media and political scare stories and the multiple and dynamic identities of Muslim women living in modern European societies... we have filmed the lives of these women through their work, activities and personal stories - their struggles portrayed as living testimonies against the stereotypical roles assigned to Muslim women in popular culture and politics.”

She sent me a link to the trailer, and it looks great! Check it out.