TALKING HEADS (MUSLIM WOMEN)
Country: United Kingdom / India
Direction: Fathima Nizaruddin
Writer: Fathima Nizaruddin
Cinematographer: Fathima Nizaruddin
Editor: Fathima Nizaruddin
The film is a satirical response to the way mainstream media constructs the identity of Muslim women as homogenous “victims”. Through Z, the “friendly voice of God” narrator, the film looks at the filmmaker and her ‘documentary efforts’ with a fair amount of cynicism. The film reveals how the subjectivity of the filmmaker influences the film in such a way that the film is as much about its maker as it is about the subject.
Madurai Film Festival, India; VIBGYOR International Film Festival, India.
is a young filmmaker who is interested in experimenting with the documentary form. She was born in Kerala, India. She is an alumnus of Goldsmiths, University of London and AJK MCRC, Jamia, New Delhi. She is a recipient of National Geographic’s All Roads Seed Grant.
Liiving ‘my’ Religion (2004)
The Making of Travails of a Rickshawala (2004)