Associate Publication | Shazia Javed’s “Can you hear me?”

“Can you hear me?” is the recent work of Shazia Javed, a MFA Candidate in Film at York University. The 2 minute and 40 second short film was made in the context of the present day socio-political environment with regards to the choices (or lack of) that Muslim women have in what they wear. Javed hopes that this very timely film will challenge the viewer to check his or her own prejudice by asking a simple question – Can you hear a Muslim Woman regardless of what she wears? Or do you stop listening at some point?

“Can you hear me?” is available here: