Help Support the Making of The Film "A Safe Space" - A Short Film Empowering Muslim Women in the ArtsWritten by A Safe Space Team
Canadian filmmakers are crowdfunding for the film "A Safe Space" aimed at tackling the issue of Islamophobia against Muslim women in Canada through exploring their contribution to the arts.
Have you been looking for a way to engage against discrimination?
Writer Samih Nassar teamed with producer Lindsay Ogus and director Michael Flax to create a film that could channel our passion against today's growing discrimination.
We wanted to create a fresh narrative that reflects Canadian diversity.
The film "A Safe Space" follows Hajra, a Muslim poet, who does everything in her power to be in her idols' newest play. Josh, the writer, director and lead of the play, isn't interested. Hajra pursues all options to work with Josh, only to be rejected. When Hajra's persistence proves too strong for Josh, he takes drastic measures to shut down her infatuation. Hajra finds her own creative voice, becoming a stalwart against injustice when Josh's racism exposes itself.
By supporting, "A Safe Space", you support not just a film but also a social movement.
We are providing a platform for Muslim females in the arts to share their work and their stories with new audiences, and using the film to show why such a platform is necessary.
We spoke to dozens of Muslim artists about their experiences, and sent the script out to them to make sure we made a truly authentic film.
In our campaign video, they tell us why this film needs to be made. Make sure to watch our campaign video campaign video!
There are two ways to help:
1) Contribute financially - even small contributions raise our popularity and give us more visibility on Indiegogo!
2) Post to Social Media or Email your friends - in the end, the more people hear about us, the more likely we are to meet our target!
For full details on the crowdfunding campaign, visit here!
For even more behind the scenes photos, bios of our cast and crew, and news from the film.
Thank you for supporting me, and supporting "A Safe Space"!
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