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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

Female Lust: Love, joy and art

Roisin O’Laughlin grew up in the west of Ireland and came to London to train as an actress at RADA in 2008. After finding herself frustrated with the silencing of Arab female voices across history, she launched her exhibition ‘Radical…

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Review: The Story of Noon

The Egyptian Revolution in 2011 was so highly documented by demonstrators that the line between art and political activism felt arbitrary. From phone-shot clips to short films such as ‘The Egyptian Revolution’ by Abdullah Sharkas, the camera has been used…

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What will people say

Interview with Iram Haq Norwegian/Pakistani director, actor and screenwriter Iram Haq’s latest film What Will People Say explores the topics of ‘honour’-based violence and intergenerational conflicts in a Pakistani family. Iram describes herself as having a passion for art, storytelling and…

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FeministFest: Indonesia

Who would have thought that the most populated Muslim country in the world would be bold enough to revive the Feminist Festival, once held over a decade ago? The Jakarta Feminists’ Discussion Group, consisting of feminists from all different background…

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Film review: Namour

When Arabs are presented on screen in American films, they are there for the purpose of embodying the western view of Arabs. They exist on screen as a human, only in relation to their stereotypes – the idea of them,…

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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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