Arab Film Series Online: Life Without Basketball

Film available 12 a.m. ET Thursday, Feb. 17 to 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 20
Arab Film Series Online: Life Without Basketball (2019) dir. Tim O’Donnell and Jon Mercer

Free Online Stream – Register

To kick off our Arab Film Series for 2022, in partnership with Arab Film and Media Institute and ArteEast, we are pleased to present the online screening of Life Without Basketball. The film gives us an intimate look into the life of basketball star, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, who broke records and barriers on her way to become the first Division I athlete to play basketball while wearing hijab. Well on her way to a career in basketball, a controversial ruling ends her chances at playing professionally and she must now re-examine her future goals and her faith and identity as a Muslim American.

In addition to the film being available online, access to a talkback with the directors will also be available to those who RSVP for the film.

98 minutes / 2019 / Switzerland, United States, United Arab Emirates / Documentary / English


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  • February 17, 2022 - February 20, 2022
  • 12:00 am