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HOPSCOTCH Film launch

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A film by Roxana Vilk based on Nadine Aisha’s poem ‘Hopscotch’

What happens when you walk down the street…if you’re a young woman of colour…who may or may not wear a hijab? ‘Hopscotch’ produced by Amina – Muslim Women’s Resource Centre with support from Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre, explores just that. A film poem based on the true account of the harassment and violence experienced by women of colour and Muslim women in public spaces, ‘Hopscotch’ aims to highlight the lived reality for many women across Scotland today.

The launch and private screening of Hopscotch was a huge success!

On Friday 26th May 2017, over 50 people from different organisations, Imams, politicians, film makers and poets came to the launch and  private screening of Hopscotch at the Scottish Poetry Library (SPL) in Edinburgh.

The screening of the film was followed by a panel discussion with the talented film Director Roxana Vilk who shed light on the concept of the film and the techniques used, the poet Nadine Aisha Jassat who spoke about how her experiences of street harassment was the force behind her poem Hopscotch and Amina staff member Safa Yousaf who shared a powerful account of the sexual harassment, racism and Islamophobia she has faced as young Muslim women of Pakistani origin.

The panel discussion was closed with a poem recited by two young BME Muslim women from young Saheliya.

To end there was a lovely selection of canapes and cakes and much discussion and networking enjoyed by the guests on the open air balcony at SPL.