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The Swimming Lesson Chronicles The Burkini Experience In Boise

When a friend showed Elizabeth Rodgers pictures of young women at Borah High School preparing for their first swim lessons, the filmmaker was immediately inspired to capture their story on film. The Swimming Lesson tells the story of young Muslim girls who came to Boise as refugees and captures images of contemporary Muslim culture as they enter the pool in their burkinis. The short will show at Filmfort and Elizabeth Rodgers joins Idaho Matters with Samara Alsalim, one of the stars of the film.

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