Three Muslim women share their stories of sexual assault—and, in a deeply personal way, they challenge the stigma that has long suppressed the voice of survivors. Throughout America, many Muslim communities persist in stigmatizing all discussion of sex-related subjects. Even though sexual assault and abuse are widespread, conversations about it are rare—and the pressure for victims and their families to “keep it a secret” helps perpetuate abuse. BREAKING SILENCE takes a radical and humanizing approach to the emotional scars of sexual assault, giving women the space to share their voices without shame. Winner of the Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Woman's International Film Festival.
Women Make Movies, 2017.; [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
Title from title frames.; Film; In Process Record.
Imam Khalid Latif, Navila Rashid, Sarah Rashid, Zahra Bhaiwala
Originally produced by Women Make Movies in 2017.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Ali, Nadya, film director.; Khalid Latif, Imam, actor.; Rashid, Navila, actor.; Rashid, Sarah, actor.; Bhaiwala, Zahra, actor.
Women Make Movies (Firm), dst; Kanopy (Firm), dst