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Alhassan appears in Islamophobia

Watford’s Alhassan Bangura joined Show Racism the Red Card albangura25.jpg03 November 2008. Watford star Al Bangura features in the new DVD resource Islamophobia, to talk about his experiences as an asylum seeker.

Bangura fought a high-profile campaign, along with his supporters from Show Racism the Red Card, and was ultimately successful in his plight, and now the Sierra Leone star is using his time to help others suffering a similar experience.

For 2008/09, Show Racism the Red Card has produced two brand new DVDs, along with comprehensive Education Packs, suitable for use with young people and adults: The updated version of the popular educational film ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ features interviews and goals from top Premier League and international footballers such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Ryan Giggs, Thierry Henry and Rio Ferdinand.

It addresses the following issues: racism and football; origins of racism; experiences of racism; dealing with racism; campaigning against racism. This DVD pack also includes a brand new documentary, ‘Racism and the Beautiful Game’, which examines the history and the changing face of racism in football.

‘Islamophobia’ is a brand new film tackling this growth area in racism, featuring the views of many top players including Mido, Frederic Kanoute, Les Ferdinand and Lilian Thuram, alongside young people discussing their experiences of – and views on – Islamophobia.

It addresses the following issues: what is Islamophobia; where does Islamophobia come from; life as a Muslim; Show All Racism the Red Card. This DVD pack also included an updates version of ‘A Safe Place’, a film that combats negative attitudes towards asylum seekers and refugees, with a special extended interview of Watford FC’s Al Bangura discussing his near deportation.

‘Show Racism the Red Card’/’Racism and the Beautiful Game’ costs £25.
‘Islamophobia’/’A Safe Place’ costs £30. Order both DVDs together for a special price of £45. All costs include postage and packaging, and each film is accompanied by an Education Pack containing a wealth of activities for use with young people and adults.

You can order via post: PO Box 141, Whitley Bay, NE26 3YH; or fax, 0191 257 8541; or email, [email protected]; or the website, www.theredcard.org

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