On July 2nd 2020, over 150 people tuned in to watch the online screening of Nobody’s Metaphor, a short documentary made by Chouette Films, following a group of schoolgirls in North West London involved in Muslim Girls Fence.
“The project is a reminder of how powerful both sport and the arts can be when they come together”
Virginia Bailey, Head of Participation at British Fencing said “The team at BF and Maslaha are delighted that so many were able to join the event, not only to watch the film but listen and contribute to the thought-provoking panel discussion that took place afterward. The project is a reminder of how powerful both sport and the arts can be when they come together and equally, how important it is for the sports sector to partner with organisations who know and understand the communities they are trying to engage with. We can’t and shouldn’t do it on our own. The creativity of the project is what makes it so special and watching the film again is a reminder of the role that sport and the arts can play in peoples lives.”
BF Board Member and founder of Muslimah Sports Association, Yashmin Harun who joined the panel discussion said, “If you’re tailoring a sports project to a certain community, you must consider the needs of that community. I hope NGBs took a lot away from the discussions and we see more positive actions from it”.
For more information on the project, visit www.muslimgirlsfence.org
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