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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, June 30 2019 9:12 AM UTC +00:00.

£630
pledged of £800pledged of £800 goal
21
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, June 30 2019 9:12 AM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Sahera Khan, I am Deaf and a BSL user. I come from London, UK. I am a Writer/Creator, Artist/Actress, Filmmaker and YouTuber. You can find my website here sahera1.tumblr.com.

I want to make a short drama film because I have not seen any open discussion by or about D/deaf Muslim LGBT people and the issues they face. People only say that same-sex relationships are not allowed and never talk about it.

I wrote the script based on my experiences of meeting D/deaf  and hearing LGBT non Muslims, as well as from information gathered through the media e.g. news. But in real life I have met a few LGBT D/deaf Muslims a long time ago. I never really thought about it at the time but I kept their confidentiality for many years. Since then, as wider society has become more open and accepting of LGBT people, I wondered what things are like now for LGBT D/deaf Muslims.

I have worked on the script with a hearing LGBT person based on their experiences and shared our ideas. We agreed some appropriate terms for LGBT in the dialogue.

The working title is Blind to See. 

This project aims to raise awareness of the D/deaf Muslim LGBT+ minority.

This project is non-commercial.

I will working with a camera operator, with myself directing and playing one character. Potentially there will be a real D/deaf or hearing Muslim LGBT actor/actress/person in the second role.

I am hoping to raise money to meet the target of £800.

The money will be spent on production costs: fees for my time, cameraperson fees, editing fees, travel expenses, cast expenses, possible insurance costs, hire costs for day shoot at a cafe and film festival entry fees.

Shooting for a couple of days in London late Summer 2019.

Risks and challenges

The fact that I am not LGBT, but I am Muslim.

I hope to find a real D/deaf or Hearing Muslim actor or actress with British Sign Language (BSL), who is LGBT.

Obtaining permission to film interiors. As of May 2019 a local cafe has offered us a space.

Considering whether to obtain film production public liability insurance.

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