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Funding Approval Details

Does My Head Look Big in This?

Project Does My Head Look Big in This?
Fund Amplifier
Year 2016
Type Feature Film
Company Swing Wing Pty Ltd
Producer David Curzon
Writer Randa Abdel-Fattah, David Curzon
Synopsis

Being sixteen isn't easy. But being sixteen as an Australian Muslim with an Arabic name and the hijab on your head is something else, particularly if you’re a girl from the suburbs on a scholarship to a posh school in the city. This is Amal Abdel-Hakim's story. She’s crushing on a guy she knows she can never have, she has a crazy study load, and she just wants to be accepted for who she is. So when she decides to wear the hijab full-time - against her parents' wishes – she isn't sure how things will turn out. Under pressure at school, and against a rising tide of Islamophobia in society at large, Amal struggles to find her place in the world without losing faith in her identity. 

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Fund
Applicant
Finance
Amplifier
David Curzon
$ 59,000.00
 
Total Finance
$ 59,000.00