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7 October 2019
India’s Wushu Warrior Girl to repeat on Al Jazeera Witness on 20th October 2019
Synopsis

Muslim schoolgirl Fareeha dreams of becoming a martial arts champion.

 

Her school started teaching the Chinese martial art, wushu, because of growing concerns about violence against women in India. 

 

Now, after qualifying for an Indian national tournament, Fareeha has her goal firmly in sight.

But her mother decides she can't go. While OK with Fareeha learning combat for self-defence, she's strongly against her 14-year-old daughter showing off her moves in public.

Witness follows Fareeha as she challenges her family's traditional values to fight not only for the title, but for her independence.