Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Film Screening: Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

with Director Susan Youssef, UT RTF Alumnus

Tue, September 24, 2019 | AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752

7:00 PM

Film Screening: Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

Director Susan Youssef in attendance. Youssef graduated from University of Texas at Austin’s RTF program, and was a recipient of several AFS Grants prior to making this film.

Marjoun is creating her own identity as a Muslim American teenager in Little Rock, Arkansas. Poignantly, she attends the infamous high school which served as a powerful symbol of school desegregation in 1957. With her punked-up, safety-pin-laden hijab dancing in the wind, Marjoun roars into Southern consciousness on her motorcycle.

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Sponsored by: the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Austin Film Society, Department of Radio, Television and Film

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