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Nobody’s Metaphor Film Screening

Muslim Girls Fence online film screening of ‘Nobody’s Metaphor’  scheduled for Thursday 2nd July at 6pm

I feel like poetry reflected on fencing, it’s meant to be breaking stereotypes, having fun and not caring what other people think.” – Participant, Muslim Girls Fence

On Thursday 2nd July, with our partner Maslaha, BF is hosting an online premiere screening of the Muslim Girls Fence film ‘Nobody’s Metaphor’. This short documentary made by Chouette Films, follows a group of schoolgirls in North West London. Watch as they embark on the Muslim Girls Fence project, a collaboration between British Fencing and Maslaha. The film documents their experiences and what the project means to them.

Muslim Girls Fence is a unique and exciting project that brings together the sport of fencing, conversation and creativity. Open to all women yet centering the needs of Muslim women, participants attend a series of fencing classes and immersive creative workshops all designed around topics of conversation chosen by them and on their own terms.

The screening (approximately 30 minutes) will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by poet and writer Suhaiymah Manzoor Khan. The panel will feature Dr Azeezat Johnson, Saimah Asghar and Yashmin Harun. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel.

The film was first premiered offline at the Tate Modern in January 2020 and we hope to schedule in-person screenings in the future. Meanwhile, we look forward to this exciting and unique online event.

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