Across the Middle East, hundreds of women are hoping to represent their countries at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. One of those is 21-year-old Siham Hilali from Morocco.
Siham is a middle-distance runner who has competed in championships across the world. Now she is one of Morocco’s greatest hopes for this year’s Olympics.
But not only does Siham have to contend with a tough training schedule, she is also challenging people’s perception of a woman’s place in Muslim society. Native Voice Films Director, Liza Cazzato-Vierya, went to meet her.
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Directed and Produced by Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra
Production manager: Giovanna Stopponi
Exec Producer: Phil Cox