New to DVD/VOD this week:
LIFE WITHOUT BASKETBALL
Tim O’Donnell and Jon Mercer
DOC NYC 2018
Athena, Atlanta, IFF Boston, Toronto Human Rights Watch
A Muslim athlete fights back against a ban on the hijab.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
After a controversial basketball ruling about head coverings makes it impossible for Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir to maintain her religious convictions while playing professionally, she begins training the next generation of Muslim girls at an Islamic school’s athletics program. As she reckons with the possibility of life without basketball, Bilqis fights to change the rules of the International Basketball Federation so she might become the first Division I basketball player to play wearing the hijab.