FIBA Allow Hijab

FIBA Allow Hijab | Co-Produced with CNN Films and Uninterrupted

About the Project
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir broke records and barriers on her way to becoming the first Division I basketball player to play wearing hijab. When a controversial ruling ends her chances at playing professionally, she re-examines her faith and identity as an African-American Muslim.
Director: Jon Mercer and Tim O’Donnell
Editor: Jon Mercer and Tim O’Donnell
Client: Uninterrupted and CNN Films


“The doc sees the trailblazer exploring her faith as a Muslim-American and fighting for the right to step onto the court.”

– Laura Berger, Women and Hollywood