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Zeinab

A film by Salah Abu Oun (UK & Iraq/2014/12:16)

It's a story of a little girl Zeinab who was brought up in a devoted Muslim family that lives in London. At the age of seven, her dad wants her to wear a headscarf and conservative clothes. Zeinab obeys her dad despite her apparent discomfort in the new costume. Becoming a teen, Zeinab discovers her femininity, but she struggles between her thoughts and her family’s doctrine. She is obliged to live two contradictory lives until she gets the courage to face her parents. It is a story of how society imposes its rules and traditions on individuals. Zeinab represents the complex freedom of choice issue amongst females in strict communities.

 

About Salah Abu Oun

Salah Abu Oun a Producer, Director who joined the MA program in filmmaking at Kingston University and Zainab was his graduation film from Kingston University In 2014.

Salah had already obtained his degree in fine arts from the Cinema School at Baghdad University in Iraq back in 1997, ever since he has collaborated in producing TV series for various Arabic networks and theatre productions as a production assistant and then as a director assistant. Salah is working now on the Cinema show at BBC Arabic TV channel (Alternative Cinema) as an assistant producer and a picture editor.

 

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