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The Resource Covered girls, by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel, (electronic resource)

Covered girls, by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel, (electronic resource)

Label
Covered girls
Title
Covered girls
Statement of responsibility
by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Have you ever seen Muslim-American high school girls in full-length dresses and traditional hijabs (head scarves) playing full-court basketball? Prior to 9/11, the average Westerner had little more than one-dimensional views of Islam and Muslim women. Covered Girls opens a window into the lives of a colorful and startling group of Muslim-American teenage girls in New York and challenges the stereotypes many Americans may have about this culture. The film documents the daily experience of Kiren who coaches her high school basketball team, Amnah who has a black belt in Karate, and Tavasha who is cutting a CD of original rap songs. Their traditional clothing allows them to understand prejudices and to speak out about their faith, especially after 9/11, when people spat upon, pushed and threatened them. They are quite happy that their dress allows men to look at them as people instead of as sex objects. The film follows the girls from a Harlem recording studio to a Brooklyn mosque, revealing typical teenagers suddenly caught in a tug-of-war between religious extremism and the American dream. A closed-captioned version is available. Please specify when ordering
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntyre, Janet
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wendel, Amy
Runtime
21
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Hijab (Islamic clothing)
  • Muslim women
Target audience
general
Label
Covered girls, by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630970
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630970/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (22 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210173
  • (OCoLC)747796286
Video recording format
other
Label
Covered girls, by Janet McIntyre and Amy Wendel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630970
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1630970/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (22 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210173
  • (OCoLC)747796286
Video recording format
other

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