Mississauga-made film raises awareness about Muslim women’s dress

The 2.35-minute long Can you hear me? was posted on YouTube on March 21 and within weeks it attracted more than 1,100 viewers.

“I think that’s a pretty good response,” said Shazia Javed, the film’s director and producer. “Most of Muslim women are currently in the news for making their choice of wearing. One of them was denied hearing in the court in Quebec because she was wearing a hijab. Now there have been talks of banning niqab during citizenship ceremonies.”

Javed comes from a filmmaking background in India and currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Film at York University…