Deeyah Khan June, 2015 Each of us handles dozens of interactions every day: buying a bus ticket, acknowledging an acquaintance in the street, drinking coffee with friends, a quick hello to a neighbour – and these have emotional and psychological effects. A well-meant compliment from a stranger can put a spring in your step; but an unwelcome and aggressive sexual approach can leave you grinding your teeth for hours. In…More+
Deeyah Khan, June 2015 The Queen announced last week that her government will be taking measures “to promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism”. These measures, as outlined by home secretary Theresa May, may include the ability to vet television programmes before they are broadcast. Like Theresa May, I regularly find myself infuriated by the rantings of Anjem Choudary and other hate preachers. Every time Choudary and his ilk are…More+
Deeyah Khan May 2015 JIHAD AND THE ROAD BACK As a young South Asian woman, growing up in Norway, I felt the difficulties of being between two cultures. The door of my house opened into a world quite different from that of my schoolmates, and I often felt awkward, suspended between the world of my parents, and that of my friends. I used this dual culture to forge my own…More+
Documentary film directed and produced by Deeyah through Fuuse Films about the so called honour killing of Banaz Mahmod wins the 2013 Emmy for Best International Documentary Film.More+
A reversioned edit of Banaz A Love Story will be Broadcast on ITV1 in the UK this Wednesday (October 31st) at 10.35pm.
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