The Headmaster & The Headscarves

The Headmaster & The Headscarves

A unique insight into a group of French Muslim schoolgirls who face dramatic life decisions following a government ban on wearing headscarves at school.

Filmed over several months, with unique access to events at a Paris school, this observational documentary captures the anguish of veiled schoolgirls, teachers, and the school authorities as they grapple with rules which threaten to inflame the very tensions they were designed to calm. Internationally acclaimed film for BBC2 This World 

Directed and filmed by: Elizabeth Jones
Assistant Producer: Delphine Jaudeau
Researcher: Alice Bhandhukravi
Executive Producer: Alison Rooper