Africa Table - New Generation Queens: A Soccer Story

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Join the Center for African Studies for a special Africa Table with Stanford alum Megan Shutzer, who will discuss her film "New Generation Queens," a documentary about Zanzibar's women's soccer team. **Africa Table will be held in the Black Community Services Center (BCSC) this week.**

Africa Table • Noon •  Black Community Services Center (418 Santa Teresa)
Documentary Screening with Q&A • 6:30 p.m. •  Jordan Hall 420-041

New Generation Queens is the story of Zanzibar’s women’s soccer team. On an island where religion bars women from playing soccer, the Queens resist cultural norms and challenge local assumptions about Islam and gender identity. The film explores the history and character of the team, resistance from the local community, and the evolving perception of women in sports on the island. After competing in the Copa Coca Cola tournament on mainland Tanzania, the players return to Zanzibar hopeful about the future and determined to share their message that one can be a woman, a Muslim, and a soccer player.