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Between Allah & Me (and Everyone Else)


The film explores the challenges of four Canadian Muslim women making decisions either to start or stop wearing hijab, unveiling how the hijab carries many diverse meanings and messages, and its intricate and complex effects on Muslim women, their families and communities, and the larger multicultural society.

Cast & Credits

Director: Kyoko Yokoma

Writer: Kyoko Yokoma

Cast: NAIMA ALAM
SARA TIKIEDDIN
FARIDA SAMERKHANOVA
SHAILA KIBRIA-CARTER

About The Director

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Director: Kyoko Yokoma

Kyoko has studied and worked in New York, Istanbul, Toronto as well as her native country Japan. Reflecting her experience in four countries, she has maintained her focus in her work on the challenges and merits of cross-cultural communications and deeper understanding. Her directorial debut Dancing with Lives was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at Female Eye Film Festival, and was screened at New York Asian American Film Festival and Boulder Asian Film Festival. As a producer, Yokoma produced Sun, Moon and a Star (Güneş, Ay, Yıldız) for CNN Turk which was screened at the Istanbul International Documentary Festival. Kyoko conceived the project while she was living in Turkey in late 90s, and developed after moving to Canada.
Kyoko has been awarded grants from various art councils and the Japan Foundation, and was also given awards from the Filmmaker Assistance Program and Diversity Director Apprenticeship from National Film Board of Canada. She holds B.A. in sociology and political science and MFA in Documentary Media. She lives in the Toronto area.

Film Information:

Category: Feature-Length Documentary

Language: English, Arabic, Russian

Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere

Runtime: 59 Minutes 40 Seconds

Shot With: HDV

Film Completion Year: 2014

Website: http://hijabdocumentary.com/facts/

Screening Information:

Screening Details:
Saturday, October 10th, 2015
12PM
Cinépolis Coconut Grove
CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Avenue, Miami, FL 33133

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