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October 18-29: Life Without Basketball
October is Islamic Heritage Month and we are pleased to offer a return of the popular doc Life Without Basketball
Life Without Basketball
- Suitable for grades 6-12
- It is important for teachers to preview any film prior to showing to students.
- Film link and password will be sent for in-class viewing October 18-29
- Education package will be sent with the film
D: Tim O'Donnell, Jon Mercer | USA | 2018 | 89 min
What is it like to be a Muslim female athlete in the world today? Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing a hijab. When a controversial ban on religious headgear ends her chances at playing professionally, she is forced to re-examine her faith and identity as a Muslim American. Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir lost her dream of playing professional basketball because of the ban—but now millions of girls in Muslim majority countries can play basketball because of her successful fight to overturn it. Human Rights Watch Film Festival
For Toronto District School Board teacher ONLY
As part of Islamic Heritage Month, the TDSB Islamic Heritage Month Volunteer Planning Committee has organized a webinar with Bilqis.**
Date: Thursday, October 21
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Target audience: Grades 6-12
For additional information, please contact Aly Hirji at [email protected] or Anisa Manjra at [email protected].
**This is not a Docs For Schools event, but it is a great opportunity for TDSB teachers and their students to meet the amazing Bilqis.