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Interviews with known and unknown women of Muslim heritage, and reviews of events, films, popular culture and the media.
Interviews and Reviews

Girl with a gun

An interview with human rights activist Diana Nammi reveals a hidden ‘herstory’ of the Iranian revolution. Diana Nammi is best known as the founder of IKWRO, a British charity supporting women from the Middle East and North Africa, and recipient…

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Voice of the Tunisian Revolution

An interview with Emel Mathlouthi Emel Mathlouthi is a Tunisian singer-songwriter currently residing in New York. Her music played a significant role in inspiring Tunisian pro-democracy protesters, earning her the title of ‘voice of the Tunisian Revolution.’ She has since performed…

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Film review: Finding Fatimah

Online romance is a prominent part of today’s romantic culture. But what about Muslim dating sites? It is no coincidence that the release of Finding Fatimah coincides with Channel Four’s ‘All The Single Muslims’, the first episode of the Extremely…

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Poet in a wasteland

Director Shahin Parhami’s fourth documentary Shahrzaad’s Tale focusses upon Iran’s first female director, Shahrzaad (the stage-name of Kobra Amin-Saïdi), one of the stars of the pre-revolutionary FilmFarsi genre, who was also a poet, autodidact and dancer. It provides a lyrical…

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Film, feminism, sexuality and Pakistan

Filmmaker Anam Abbas doesn’t subscribe to self-victimisation. It’s a topic that springs up regularly in her work though. In fact, whether it’s her feature documentary, Zunn: Showgirls of Pakistan, or the popular web series, Ladies Only, Abbas positions her protagonists…

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Braving the waves for women in Iran

Interview with Mina Keshavarz The documentary film maker Mina Keshavarz visited the ‘Films from the South’ festival in Oslo, just three weeks after completing her documentary ‘Braving the Waves.’ One of the goals of this festival is to present a…

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A sense of belonging

An interview with Noor Jdid Noor Jdid is a Doctoral Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK), and a board member of the minority politics think-tank Minotenk. Through research, blogging…

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