Islamic Feminism and Its Role in Cinema

Main Project: ISLAMIC FEMINISM AND ITS ROLE IN CINEMA
PhD Project: THE PORTRAYAL OF THE HISTORICAL MUSLIM FEMALE ON SCREEN

SULTANATE Preview Showing




















Friday 29th November 2019 
SLATE North West Artists Showcase
Venue: HOME Manchester
Time: 4pm - 7.30pm

SULTANATE with live musical accompaniment by the talented Amin Bay on the Persian Santoor will be showcased at HOME Manchester 

The event begins at 4pm with a view to air SULTANATE around 6pm
Tickets can be booked via eventbright

Book Review for Animation in the Middle East

Here is a summarised version of Sabina's book review on Animation in the Middle East: Practice and Aesthetics from Baghdad to Casablanca'.

Sultan Razia on Rajya Sabha TV


Snippets of Sabina's animation Sultan Razia were used for the documentary Talking History. The documentary was made and aired on Rajya Sabha Television (RSTV), which is owned and operated by the upper house of the Indian Parliament.

The episode may be viewed on YouTube - (Please rewind the video to the beginning).



The Will of Sultan Iltutmish

Sabina's latest work in progress rough cut edit for Sultan Razia.  As of yet there is no sound and the tableaux are an approximate guide to what might be written for the final piece.


In this scene, Sultan Iltutmish requests that his daughter Razia to be successor of the Delhi Sutanate. Circa 28th April 1236CE/634 Hejira.

Act 1 with scenes 1-3 are an attempt to subvert gendered stereotypes that may destabilise audience preconceptions of the soldier's gender. For when the soldier removes their helmet the audience acknowledges the female protagonist Razia.

Beyond the Screen PhD

In this talking heads video Sabina speaks of her ambitions post-PhD.







Presentation Video


Sabina Shah presenting her current Ph.D research project 




The paper is titled 'Muslim Women's Agency and the Dissemination of Research'

Impact - Cultivating Research Postgraduate Symposium 
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
University of Manchester
26.05.2012