Short film by Siham Amzile, France 2013
The wearing of the headscarf, or veil, is a source great debate in France. Drawing upon true experiences, Siham Amzile created a short film to raise awareness about Islamophobia and discrimination in the workplace. Her aim was to denounce the systematic attack on a fundamental right and to express the idea that only merit matters. The short film was shown in competition as part of the first edition of the Mokhtar Awards, an international festival in France of short films and documentaries that challenge prejudices and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims.