Thursday, December 3, 2009

Muslims Making Noise!

This summer young Muslim women and trans people came together to work on video shorts in a project called Making Noise! with filmaker Sidrah Laldin. The shorts will be shown at Profile This! event at the Art Gallery of Toronto on December 4th from 6 -8.

One of the classes was held at the National Film Board where the group participated in a stop motion animation workshop. This is the short video that they created during the workshop.

See you on Friday!

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